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Technical Appendix: North Place and Portland Street Development Brief

1. Preface

1.1. On 28th July 2008 the North Place and Portland Street Development Brief was adopted by Cheltenham Borough Council as a technical appendix to the Civic Pride Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) within the Local Development Plan (LDF).

1.2. The economic slump and other factors have led to questions as to whether the Brief, as adopted, can effectively be delivered. This is a conclusion which has been reached by the Cheltenham Development Task Force which was set up by the Council and its partners to drive forward the Civic Pride programme and bring key regeneration sites forward for Cheltenham.

1.3. So, whilst there is an absolute commitment to retain the principles embodied within the 2008 document the fixed interpretation - particularly the range of uses - needs to be made more flexible in the light of changing circumstances.

1.4. This Brief has been revised to reflect both these changes and a changing statutory planning framework. Consequential changes have also been made to the SPD.

1.5. This Development Brief is a Technical Appendix to the Civic Pride Urban Design Framework SPD. Both the revised Brief and the revised SPD were approved for pubic consultation by Cheltenham Borough Council's Cabinet on 27th July 2010.

1.6. Comments, either in support or objection to the Draft 2010 Revisions can be made using one of the following three ways:

  • Online using the Council's website
  • In writing to: Strategic Land Use Team,
                      Cheltenham Borough Council
                      Municipal Offices
                      GL50 9SA
  • By email to

1.7. Comments should specific the grounds on which they are made and should be received by the Council by 5:00pm on Friday 1st October 2010.

1.8. If you wish to discuss any of the above, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Strategic Land Use team on 01242 774988.

1.9. All comments will be reported to the Council which may make further amendments before adopting the revised documents. Once adopted the revisions will be part of the Cheltenham Civic Pride Urban Design Framework SPD sitting within the LDF and will be a material planning consideration when the Borough Council determines any relevant planning applications.

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