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Can you come up with a road name for Gloucester's Railway Triangle development?

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

Councillor Paul James on the road leading to the Railway Triangle

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WORK on the Railway Triangle in Gloucester will be completed by the end of the year but one thing is yet to be confirmed – the name of its main road.

Developers LXB Properties and Gloucester City Council are asking for ideas.

Paul James, leader of the city council, said: "We want the great people of Gloucester to come up with the name.

"Something that would reflect the railway history would be ideal.

"We had a board meeting on Friday and the developers wanted an inspiring name.

"Gloucester has waited a long time for this site to be complete."

The proposed name Turntable Way has been put forward to the council, along with Meridian Way and Old Railway Sidings, but nothing has been finalised yet.

These names have a link with the history of the site.

The Railway Triangle will be the site for a new Morrisons supermarket, along with a petrol station, which is due to open in July this year.

Planning permission for the store was granted in December 2011.

Before this, the site had been derelict for 20 years.

The £34million development will also see space for a for high-tech manufacturing and engineering training, car showrooms, a trade park, a drive-through restaurant and coffee shops.

Hugh Worsnip, of Gloucester's Civic Trust, said: "In the 1840s there was a train link going to South Wales and one going to Bristol.

"The Great Western and the East Midlands Trains lines were always competing with each other.

"The Civic Trust would prefer a name that would reflect the history of the site, maybe after a farm."

Metz Way, which forms part of a wider regeneration programme known as the Railway Triangle Corridor, is being promoted by Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company.

Anyone with suggestions for the road name should contact Councillor Paul James within the next two weeks, by emailing him at paul.james@ gloucester.gov.uk.

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  • North Glos EPC  |  March 03 2013, 1:12AM

    As this site would have been better used for some of the affordable house we're forever being told we desperately need, and as we're not exactly short of supermarkets, restaurants and coffee shops how about calling it "The Folly"

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  • Flat-Broke Films Ltd  |  March 01 2013, 10:18AM

    "Railway Cuttings" or "Fiddler's Yard"

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  • glosresident  |  February 28 2013, 8:57PM

    Towergas way , seeing as the gas tower has been knocked down nearby

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  • justbecause  |  February 28 2013, 8:54PM

    Paul James; top man! Top man championing Glaws, we are lucky to have him!

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  • Dave_t10  |  February 28 2013, 7:00PM

    Needs something which reflects the modern Gloucester I think. 'Poundshop Parkway' would seem appropriate.

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  • belchnfart  |  February 28 2013, 6:53PM

    the goods yard, shunters end,signalbox road,freighttruck road,engines way,the buffers,whistlestop way,locomotion road,iron road,the road with no name,road to nowhere, time for me medication ta ta

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  • MummyKeep  |  February 28 2013, 4:51PM

    "ShouldHaveBeenIkea Way" or perhaps name it after whoever got the backhander to allow yet anther supermarket to be built mere yards from ASDA

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  • dibblebibble  |  February 28 2013, 4:44PM

    Tri Rail Way (c)2013 dibblebibble

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  • MattH74  |  February 28 2013, 4:08PM

    Just swap a couple of letters around...the Traingle...train/triangle (see what I did there!)...not seriously suggesting this tho.

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  • grumpyand50  |  February 28 2013, 4:05PM

    Backhander Street

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