Cheltenham Plan (Part One): Preferred Options

Preferred Options

Responses

List of answers to the specified question
NameOptionTextDate
Deleted User I strongly support Cheltenham Borough Council’s overall vision for the town set out by Cllr McKinlay in his foreword to this consultation on the Cheltenham Plan:
Cheltenham is a place where people live in strong, safe, healthy, well-served and wellconnected communities.
Cheltenham is a place with a prosperous and enterprising economy where education and employment opportunities are increasing and diversifying, where businesses choose to invest and where the benefits are felt by all.
Cheltenham is a place where the quality and sustainability of our cultural assets and natural and built environment are valued and recognised locally, nationally and internationally, and tourists choose to visit and return to.

In particular I welcome a vision for the town that emphasises sustainable prosperity and quality of life not growth at all costs.

I also welcome the inclusion of specific objectives recognising the local distinctiveness of Cheltenham’s many communities and the need to protect its unique green and built environment, the need to invest in local schools and healthcare, to plan for sustainability and safety, to address the challenge of climate change, and for the promotion of walking, cycling and public transport in the planning of new development. The specific objective of
a walkable network of interconnected, multifunctional green spaces that link with the wider countryside is particularly far-sighted and imaginative.
21 Mar 2017 16:21
Deleted User Yes 21 Mar 2017 16:21
Reddings Resident Association… Theme A a) There has been no recognition of the distinctiveness of The Reddings over the past 20 years of planning decisions or the proposal to remove much of the greenbelt designation. g) Despite much section 106 money paid for all the developments there is no sign of any promotion of Walking, cycling or public transport Theme B a) There is no evidence of this in The Reddings since 1998, or in this proposal. b) As a) above d) As a) above e) As a) above f) As a) above. Actually current permission granted have now directly led to flooding and further approvals/applications that are not yet complete will exacerbate this further. 21 Mar 2017 12:56
Deleted User Theme A
a) There has been no recognition of the distinctiveness of The Reddings over the past 20 years of planning decisions or the proposal to remove much of the greenbelt designation.
g) Despite much section 106 money paid for all the developments there is no sign of any promotion of Walking, cycling or public transport

Theme B
a) There is no evidence of this in The Reddings since 1998, or in this proposal.
b) As a) above
d) As a) above
e) As a) above
f) As a) above. Actually current permission granted have now directly led to flooding and further approvals/applications that are not yet complete will exacerbate this further.
21 Mar 2017 12:27
Gary Fulford Theme A
a) There has been no recognition of the distinctiveness of The Reddings over the past 20 years of planning decisions or the proposal to remove much of the greenbelt designation.
g) Despite much section 106 money paid for all the developments there is no sign of any promotion of Walking, cycling or public transport

Theme B
a) There is no evidence of this in The Reddings since 1998, or in this proposal.
b) As a) above
d) As a) above
e) As a) above
f) As a) above. Actually current permission granted have now directly led to flooding and further approvals/applications that are not yet complete will exacerbate this further,
21 Mar 2017 12:02
LEGLAG (Cllr Ian Bickerton and… Theme A – Objectives agreed.
On Health and safety, would like policy to recognize that Cheltenham is an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and continue to monitor air quality with stronger links to planning.
To ensure the protection of HNS Services
On point Theme A (f) request CBC to promote the long standing 6 acre per 1000 residents rule to provide local play space (LAP) for children across the whole town. This is would be complementary to public access to local green space, research shows the importance of children's play space for healthy development.

Theme B – Objectives Agreed
On point (f), would like to see more CBC support for Company Start-Ups working closely with the University of Gloucestershire as an additional job creation scheme.

Theme C – Objectives Agreed
On point (e), a country park at Leckhampton with green links from the town centre all the way to the Cotswold Escarpment/Walk and wider countryside should now be recognised as a heritage asset underpinned by the JCS evidence base and be protected to enhance Cheltenham's natural environment and biodiversity in objectives (a) and (b). The Leckhampton Country Park proposal was supported at full council in 2013 in a petition debate and a resolution passed.
21 Mar 2017 11:55
LEGLAG (Cllr Ian Bickerton and… Yes 21 Mar 2017 11:55
Deleted User We had to answer 'No' to this question as there was no 'Yes, except . . . " answer.
See 2.3 Vision Theme c): 2.3b):
Add to "Conserve, manage and enhance Cheltenham's Natural environment and biodiversity""with particular reference to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.' We feel that, as the AONB is a nationally designated landscape with the highest level of protection, it should appear and be named somewhere in the Vision statement so that
there's no doubt of its being an important element of the Borough's green surroundings.
21 Mar 2017 10:51
Deleted User No 21 Mar 2017 10:51
Keep Prestbury Green (Bill St… 2. Vision Themes and Objectives
2,1 Generally KPG welcome and support the themes and objectives set out in the Vision for the Plan. However, we believe that direction of the plan could be strengthened by three additional objectives.
In Theme (a) a new objective should be added as follows:
" Ensure that new residential development , where shown to be necessary , can be integrated into existing neighbourhoods without adversely affecting unique characteristics and local environment."
This would be complementary to other objectives of this theme and would ensure that essential development would not necessarily override unique local character.
In Theme (c) a further objective should also be added:
" Conserve and protect important green spaces within or adjacent to existing residential areas"
A second objective should also be added to this theme:
" Confirm and maintain existing Green Belt boundaries, as set out in the JCS , in accordance with national planning policy established within NPPF"
These additional objectives would strengthen the Council's commitment to protecting vulnerable areas against development. In particular it is important to make a firm statement on Green Belt protection in this Plan even though the Council has resolved to confirm existing designated Green Belt boundaries in the JCS. A Green Belt boundary is one of the most fundamental and site specific policy indicators in any Local Plan and therefore it should also appear the draft Cheltenham Plan .
21 Mar 2017 10:41
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