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The Site.

The site comprises 132.4ha of land adjoining the western urban edge of Cheltenham. Fiddlers Green Lane and Spring Bank Road form the eastern site boundary. To the north the site is contained by Hayden Road/Old Gloucester Road (B4634). The western boundary is formed in part by Hayden Lane and Severn Trent Sewage Treatment plant. To the south, the site borders the B4063, Golden Valley and Pheasant Lane.

The site is positioned in a highly accessible location with good road connections with the A40 and M5. It is also in close proximity to GCHQ, a significant local employer. 

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Background.

The site has been identified in the Main Modifications to the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) for Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury as an employment led, mixed use allocation incorporating a cyber business park, employment and housing.

The site is being promoted by the West Cheltenham consortium which comprises: Northern Trust Ltd, Barberry Cheltenham Limited and Severn Trent plc. The West Cheltenham consortium has started preparing development proposals for the site and this consultation presents the first initial stages of a masterplan. A further consultation will take place in a few months, showing more detailed plans which will have evolved taking on board comments from the public and stakeholders including: Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Council and Gloucestershire County Council. 

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The next steps.

All the comments received as part of this initial consultation will be taken into consideration where possible to help the development of the masterplan. We will also be speaking with local groups and organisations; such as schools, sports clubs, health care providers and both Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Council as well as the County Council to ensure we have a full understanding of all the critical issues that will be involved in bringing the development of this site forward.

The intention is for the West Cheltenham consortium team to fully understand what the key issues are for people locally and how these can be accommodated within the masterplan and future development of the site. Once we have had the opportunity to review the comments made, the intention is to run a further public consultation in September so you can see how the masterplan is evolving and how issues raised as part of this initial consultation have influenced the development proposed. 

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