CONTROVERSIAL proposals to build 4,500 new homes to the north west of Cheltenham will go on public display for the first time today. If you missed it see it here


(sorry that this is hard to read – this is the original image for the Elms Park website)

Earlier this month, the Echo unveiled a first glimpse of the £1.75 billion plans from developers Bloor Homes and Persimmon Homes for 700 acres off Tewkesbury Road, between Kingsditch Trading Estate and Uckington.
The new estate, which would be called Elms Park, would have the potential to be as big as Bishop’s Cleeve, comprising a business park, two new primary schools and a secondary school. However, countryside campaigners have vowed to fight to protect the land, part of Cheltenham’s greenbelt.

NW of Cheltenham before and after the development

NW of Cheltenham after and before the development

Representatives from the developers will be on hand at Cheltenham Civil Service Club, in Tewkesbury Road, at a public exhibition today from 2pm to 8pm today.
Further displays will take place at the same time tomorrow at Tewkesbury Town Hall and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm in Unit 11 of Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade.
Steve MacPherson, technical director, Bloor Homes, said: “We are looking forward to sharing our proposals for Elms Park.
“Visitors will be able to discuss the plans with members of the project team and, importantly, give us their feedback.”
“All comments we receive as part of this pre-application consultation will be carefully reviewed and given consideration before the proposals are finalised and a planning application submitted.”
A range of project plans and information will be on display at the events, including the draft masterplan which sets how all the distinct elements of the proposed community at Elms Park would be delivered.
These include new schools, local shops, sports fields, footpaths and cycle ways, healthcare facilities, a Park & Ride scheme and public improvements, as well as a 10 hectare Business Park and up to 4,500 houses.
Anyone unable to attend the exhibitions can visit the website to view details at