How your High Street could look
Take a look at the video below to see what could happen with your High Street.
The 3D animation has been designed to reveal a ‘new look’ High Street for Cheltenham. Using computer-generated images, the flythrough allows you to see for yourself the scale of the improvements already made and our ambitious ideas for the future.
Showing the recent £1million renovations along the High Street, including the new seating and planters, the video also reveals the proposed next phase of the works at Cambray Place and on the Strand.
On the video, viewers can also see the ambition behind the Boots Corner changes and how the area could look, if traffic reduction is made permanent. A large, open public space can be seen with trees, water features and seating, reflecting suggestions made by the public during a consultation which took place in the summer of 2013.
The existing pelican crossing at Boots Corner remains, in response to a request from the town’s Accessibility Forum. Buses and taxis can be seen passing through the area which is now freely enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists. The connection is then made with the lower High Street, which recently benefited from pocket parks and the removal of unwanted railings, heading towards the newly constructed steps which will allow pedestrians up on to the Honeybourne Bridge.
It’s important to note that we have not worked up full designs for the space around Boots Corner as we need to await the outcome of the trial, however the flythrough really helps to envisage how the area could look in the near future and how beneficial connectivity is for the High Street, by bringing all parts of the town centre together.
The council – together with partners including the county council, the BID, Chamber of Commerce and Accessibility Forum – will use the on-going transport plan trial to share ideas and continue receiving feedback on the wider scheme. Having an understanding of the public’s aspirations for Boots Corner as the town’s ‘centre piece’ will allow the borough and county councils to move ahead with any permanent changes once the outcome of the trial is determined.
We would like to know your response to the video and your views on priorities for future investment on the High Street.
If you want to provide feedback, please fill in this short online feedback form. Feedback provided will be used to help us build upon these concepts for any potential development in the future.
Paper copies of the feedback form are also available in the foyer of the Municipal Offices, where there is a display providing more information about the High Street flythrough.
This early phase of engagement about the High Street will run for four weeks until Friday 9 August.