Some photographs of the new housing development taking shape at the old Wimberley Mills site at Brimscombe. Rather than creating a new article every time anything changes I will just update this page.
Update 2nd July 2023: A few changes at this site, lots more foundations have gone in. I have uploaded a video to the Stroudie Central YouTube channel taken from Knapp Lane where you get a good view of the site.
Update 6th March 2023: Still not a lot of change with this development as the photos show. The canal path beside the site that was previously closed has now reopened, although it’s subject to unannounced temporary closure.
Update 4th October 2022: Nothing much has changed. It’s still a big flat piece of land with no major progress other than a large piling machine has appeared. The old Critchley building at the bottom of Knapp lane has since been pulled down.
To those not familiar with where this development is, it’s the other side of the A419 and railway where Toadsmoor Hill joins the A419. It’s the land where Critchley Brothers were based back in the 80s (and way before that).
The above photo was taken from Blackness Banks. It looks more like they’re building an airport runway than houses. Stroud is to the right. The plan is to build 100 or so houses.
Not a lot appeared to be happening on the site for a while due to various planning delays but some work is now taking place.
Anybody trying to use the canal path alongside the development will find it blocked. There are signs showing you an alternative way to get around the works.
A site worker I spoke to told me that this is because they’ve built a large flat area that a piling machine can operate from and the canal path will be restored.
The section of canal alongside the site was dredged for the canal restoration project.