Brimscombe & Thrupp Parish Council

Brimscombe Port Development - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to the questions that the Parish Council has been receiving regarding the Port development. If you would any specific question addressed, please contact the Parish Council using the link below.


  • When will Demolition Start, and how long will it take?

29 Tenders were received for the demolition contract for these units, and resulted in some very competitive pricing. The contract is expected to start in mid-October with security fencing and asbestos strip out taking place first. Information about the contractor, site security, programme etc. will be made public on the District Council's website and immediate neighbours directly informed.

Demolition is expected to be completed by April 2022, but there is a possibility that the demolition of the Port House (the white building right by the river) may be delayed slightly beyond this date because of restrictions as to working within the curtilage of listed buildings.

  • What's Happening about Rush Skatepark?

The Crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 as a starter fund to develop plans for new premises and launched by Friends of RUSH has reached just over £12,000. The joint RUSH / Friends of RUSH / SDC / Active Gloucestershire and MP comms. campaign to find new premises was launched following a meeting on the 12th August. A number of sites, countywide, have been investigated and RUSH is currently following up potential new sites within the district, with advice from planning officers.

  • Why has Grace Network been issued with a court summons?

This is a standard part of the council's procedures and does not mean there are any problems. Here is a statement from Will Mansell of Grace Network explaining what is going on.

  • Who is actually in charge of the project?

The project is being run by Stroud District Council. Their project communications can be found here

  • Where can I find out what is planned for the port?

The District Council's intention for the port redevelopment are contained in their Output Specification document

Last updated: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:35