Cheltenham Borough Local Plan – New Secondary School

The Main Modifications to the Cheltenham Borough Local Plan have recently been published and are now on consultation until 16th December.

This marks the latest stage of progress by the Borough Council in producing a Local Plan, to provide the detailed planning policy guidance and non-strategic housing allocations, as required by the Joint Core Strategy.

The Main Modifications include the successful allocation of land south of Kidnappers Lane for the provision of a 6 Form Entry Secondary School with associated playing fields, all within land under the County Council’s control.

This is the welcome outcome of EiP papers submitted by McLoughlin Planning to support this allocation.

Whilst the Local Plan has yet to be formally adopted, the publication of the Main Modifications clearly show the ‘direction of travel’ with the Local Plan, making the policy case for the application more positive.

This demonstrates the importance of being involved in the development plan process and how we as planning consultants, with a track record in securing allocations can actively promote land interests and secure positive outcomes.