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Asda Kingsway – Petrol Station

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Clive

barker77 posted a comment (now moved below this article) saying he’d noticed plans to build a petrol station next to the existing Asda store in Kingsway… (Thanks Paul).

I had heard something about this, but not yet got around to researching, so I took a quick look around… First of all, the planning document he linked to says:

Reference: 14/01122/FUL
Alternative Reference: PP-03668716
Application Received: 19 Sep 2014
Address: Asda Supermarket Kingsway Business Park Newhaven Road Quedgeley Gloucester GL2 2SN
Proposal: Development of an automated petrol filling station.
Status: Pending Consideration

They plan to add an automated (24 hour) self-service style (card-pay only) petrol station, in the corner of their land nearest to the roundabout.

HERE is the visual plan showing where it will be built.
HERE is the GCC planning document on the GCC website – (allows you to log in and comment on it).
Barry Kirby murmured about it HERE.

Personally I don’t mind. The idea of a (supermarket-priced) petrol station closer than Quedgeley Tesco’s is appealing, but the positioning they’ve chosen on their site doesn’t seem right to me. I would have thought that the back-end of the car park would have made much more sense for numerous reasons: Less likely to clog up the Asda exit with traffic/tankers in the daytime, safer in case of incidents/accidents etc, less likely to attract attention from passers-by, not to mention that it’s right in your face as you enter Kingsway rather than discreetly off to your right!

Also the traffic coming into Kingsway to shop at Asda – coupled with the traffic coming through Kingsway for Naas Lane, (which is worse than the former I think) is already causing long tailbacks on the A38 during peak times. Not that I mind waiting, but a queue on a dual carriageway is always dangerous in bad weather/poor visibility etc!

Finally, just a little concerned that we’ll have both tankers and delivery trucks waiting out on the road… (I hope not)!

What do you think?

Road Surfacing on Linton Ave

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by not a happy boy


Please can somebody at QUVL or whoever is responsible for this work being undertaken, tell me why it is taking so long to raise the iron works and prepare the kerbs for the final course? (Nearly 2 months so far)!

I have lived here for nearly 4 years and I understand Taylor Wimpey left this road in a terrible state, as well as the junctions from Thatcham Ave and into Boddington Drive being constructed so narrow and tight they are downright dangerous, but the way this road is being left daily by the contractor is horrendous. You barely have enough room to go by the barriers and signs or drive over the raised ironworks without risking damage to your vehicle and when another vehicle is oncoming you can get a stalemate of who has right of way. Basically I understand this work is essential and have wanted it to be done ever since I have lived here due to the disgusting state it was left in by Taylor Wimpey, but as an ex ground-worker I know to take this long is downright unacceptable.

Does anyone else agree?

Road Surfacing Brize Avenue and Goose Bay Drive

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by QUVL Project Manager

Just to inform everyone that the final surfacing of Brize Avenue and Goose Bay Drive, from Thatcham Avenue to Buckenham Walk, will be carried out next week. Access may be restricted or diverted during the day, with diversions through Linton Avenue being implemented to ensure that all properties can be accessed.

Thank you for all your patience with these works, by the end of next week – 13 June, the surfacing should be complete with no more raised ironworks in these roads.

If you have any concerns during the works, please contact the QUVL Kingsway (number noted on home page).


Andy Smith

Road Trenches in Brize Avenue

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Judge

This is an extract of the second email I’ve sent to QUVL:

Turn left off Thatcham Avenue into Brize Avenue. New trenches have now appeared from the Barrett development across the road from this junction and on around the right bend.
The infill from these trenches is rapidly departing as is the infill around the raised manholes.
I don’t drive a 4×4, so perhaps for the benefit of us ordinary car drivers you could ask the appropriate contractor to do a better job backfilling these trenches?

If anyone else is getting fed up driving over these perhaps we could start some sort of petition to get them to do a better job!

HGV Traffic (Asda)

Monday, February 24th, 2014 by JoeL


There have been a number of comments regarding HGV traffic going to Asda and having spoken to the Council, I can confirm Asda delivery lorries lorries are not allowed to enter or leave Kingsway using the A38 traffic lights, as the planning consent directs them to enter via Waterwells. Also they should not be parking on Newhaven Road for other than a short period while the loading yard gates are opened.

The Council have asked that any instances of lorries using the wrong route or parking on Newhaven Road, especially parking on the verge, should be reported to Joann.Meneaud@gloucester.gov.uk, with times, registration numbers and preferably photographs.

Chair KRA

Happy New Year… Now Pay Up.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by robin72

Two Traffic Wardens were hanging around outside my house and looking at cars parked on the pavement on New Year’s Day. The reason is that my neighbour had a New Year’s Eve’ Party and some of the guests stayed overnight… They were desperate to take photo’s of my property and issue tickets on all three cars! Well I hate strangers taking photo’s of my property, so I took a photo’ of them and a close-up, and they didn’t like it. So I said Happy New Year!

Miserable wardens, desperate for a bigger bonus on 1st January 2014.


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