Public consultation to be launched into major scheme

A public consultation event is being held on one of the biggest developments in the South West.

The proposals for an employment-led, mixed-use development which will provide approximately 55,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace and around 350 new homes, forming part of the Golden Valley Development in Cheltenham.

The site is west of the  GCHQ and off Fiddlers Green Lane is set to create thousands of jobs and attracts hundreds of millions of pounds in investment.

Owned by NEMA Strategic Land, it is allocated for development in the Joint Core Strategy and would form a central part of Cheltenham Borough Council’s masterplan to create an employment-led development between Junctions 10 and 11 of the M5.

It is adjacent to proposals being worked up by the  council, the overall aim of which is to deliver a pioneering new community that combines world-class cyber facilities, along with housing and other services.

Planning consultants SF Planning have arranged the public consultation event at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre in Cassin Drive on Tuesday November 7 from 4-8pm.

Spokesperson for SF Planning, Martin Chandler, said: “We hope that local residents and business people will come and see the proposals and give us their feedback which will assist us in developing our outline planning application to be submitted in the New Year.

“The wider Golden Valley allocation is a very exciting project and were proud to be playing a part in helping to bring that vision to reality.”

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