THE regeneration of not only Stroud’s but one of the UK’s most infamous eyesores is long overdue.

It’s safe to say that the news of Tricorn House’s upcoming development is welcome news not just for us here at the SNJ but for the whole community.

The route past the unsightly building is one of the gateways to Stroud - and a regenerated site would be a breath of fresh air to those coming to visit as well as the area’s residents.

This would be yet another area of regeneration incoming for Stroud’s perimeter, along with the approved plans on the Bath Road Trading Estate, the Daniels Industrial Estate and possibly nearby Avocet site.

These developments could prove to be a huge benefit for the town.

After almost two decades completely dormant, it is about time that Tricorn House is redeveloped.

Planning applications and approvals have come and gone and yet it remains as it was in the 1970s, and entirely outdated.

We sincerely hope that the upcoming plans to turn the building into residential flats come into fruition, because as developer Dustin Dryden says, anything is better than leaving the building in its current state.