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Business News: Regeneration of Cheltenham’s Town Centre

PUBLISHED: 15:32 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:36 28 October 2013

Artist's impression of the proposed Cheltenham development

Artist's impression of the proposed Cheltenham development


Hunter Page Planning are delighted to have gained approval of Cheltenham Borough Council’s Planning Committee, subject to the signing of a legal agreement, to grant full planning permission for a £20m redevelopment scheme at the Lower High Street in Cheltenham.

The proposed development represents a major step in the regeneration of the Lower High Street and rejuvenation of the retail function. It involves the demolition of an existing unattractive 1960s block and will see a new walkway to The Brewery from the High Street, making the area visible from the busy Boots corner. The scheme will deliver around 100,000 sq ft of shop floor space comprising a variety of units suitable for the key stores such as Wilkinson and Tesco and smaller units including space for a café or restaurant. Above the retail units, the scheme includes a 104-bed hotel and 34 residential units designed to provide a vibrant mix of uses for the town and boost economic activity within the town centre. Development is due to start in 2013 with hopes that the scheme will be finished two years later.

Crucially, the proposed development will provide a pedestrian link between the Lower High Street through to the existing Brewery as well as extending the pedestrian are of the High Street as far as Henrietta Street. The proposals are designed to boost footfall for The Brewery and encourage pedestrians across Boots Corner and into the Lower High Street.

HPP worked extensively with Cheltenham Development Task Force on the scheme, together with relevant officers from Cheltenham Borough Council to create a scheme that will uplift this part of the town as well as helping the Borough deliver its wider Retail Strategy and Civic Pride plans, including linking Boots Corner, The Brewery and North Place.

Hunter Page Planning undertook the planning submission, consultation with the officers at the Borough and County Councils as well as undertaking a community consultation event. We were pleased to work so closely with the Council and the local community on such a prestigious project within our own town with the chance to make such a difference to the environmental, social and economic well-being of the town and its residents.

It is anticipated that the legal agreement will be signed within the next couple of weeks and development will commence soon after.


For more information about Hunter Page Planning, visit: www.hunterpage.net


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