Published on 22nd February 2013

The transformation of North Place and Portland Street car parks has moved another step closer by winning approval at the council’s planning committee last night (Thursday 21 February).

Aerial view artist's impression of a housing and commercial development - white modern building with green roovesJeremy Williamson, managing director for Cheltenham Development Taskforce said: “It’s excellent news that the planning committee has shown its support for this hugely important planning application. Augur Buchler plans a mixed use development which promises to breathe new life into this town centre location by transforming a long neglected area.

“The development will create new jobs and much needed housing, including a significant element which will be affordable, as well as providing the impetus for many other town centre improvements to begin.’’

The application can be viewed on our planning pages using planning application reference: 12/01612/FUL.

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Supporting a brief set out by the council and in response to public comments, the scheme will offer affordable housing, a multi-storey car park, a public square and a bus node. Additionally it will include a food store although the operator has yet to be identified.

The development will be a welcomed addition to the other town centre upgrades currently underway including; the Brewery complex, Regent Arcade frontage, improved paving on the Promenade, and proposed changes to the central road network, including Boot’s Corner.