Stroud Labour’s district councilors and candidates would like to commend former Stroud High student Harriet Stride on her radical design for Tricorn house, near the Cainscross roundabout. The office block was built in 1972, but in the last 20 years, it has fallen into disrepair.
Cllr Tom Williams (Cainscross) said, “The ideas expressed in this plan are exactly what we want to see happen should there be a redevelopment to this site. At present, it is an eyesore sitting on one of the town’s key locations. The plan embodies the ethos of Stroud District Council’s environmental goals and would make Tricorn House a great symbol of our community.”
There have been many previous attempts to renovate the site in the last 10 years alone, including plans to convert it to flats, as well as a care home, none of which have been implemented. There have been permissions for redevelopment existing long beyond this period as well.
“It is important to understand that we have supported the redevelopment of the site for years at a council level”, said Cllr Jenny Miles (Cainscross), We have granted planning permission and been wholly cooperative, even going as far as offering dedicated parking to aid redevelopment. The important question is why have the owners done nothing?”