RIBS Stirling Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects gives out the award each year to the UK’s best new building.

An eco-friendly council estate in Norwich has scooped 2019’s prestigious Riba Stirling Prize for architecture. The estate, called Goldsmith Street, is made up of almost 100 ultra low-energy homes for Norwich City Council. It beat the likes of London Bridge Station and the Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, to the prize.

You may also be interested to see some more information about the project and a video of this years RIBA Stirling Award winner which features a fantastic and inspirational affordable homes development.

RIBA Sterling Award
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RIBA Stirling Award winner 2019

Cyber Hub Consultation

We hope you were able to attend the Cyber Hub drop-ins on September 11th at Hesters Way or Springbank Centres. If not there is another one scheduled for 4.30-7.30pm at GLOSCOL on September 19th. We will be discussing these at the start of the meeting on the 23rd.

Avison Young who are running the consultation and preparing initial designs have suplied the following background information. The map may be concerning but its “indicative” and clearly not inspired by our Forum masterplan!

For more information contact Cheltenham Borough Council Communications Team on 01242 264 332 or email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk

The dates for our next meeting meetings at Hester’s Way Community Centre are as follows;

  • 5.30pm on Monday 23rd September
  • 5.30pm on Monday 21st October
  • 5.30pm on Monday 25th  November

Next Meeting September 23rd

The next meeting of the Forum will focus on the key aspirations for the plan including ;

  • The proposed cyber hub
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Green spaces and corridors
  • Play and community facilities
  • Sustainability
  • Affordable housing

If you would like to help us with these projects or to share your views and please drop in to the Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre on Cassin Drive on Monday 23rd September at 5.30pm

See meetings pages for more information

Cyber Hub Plan Meeting

The next meeting of the Forum will focus on finalising the Cyber Hub plan for the fields west of Fiddlers Green Lane. If you would like to share your views please drop in to the Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre on Cassin Drive on Monday 28th January at 5.30pm

For more information please see the documents and meetings pages

Street Audit Results

On Monday 24th September we reviewed the street audits completed over the summer to see what implications they have for the future Neighbourhood Plan.

Here are the street audit results;

Hesters Way Forum Street Audit Analysis

We have invited representatives from Locality the government body who are overseeing the Neighbourhood Planning process to give us first hand help regarding the Cyber Hub development and its relationship with the Fiddlers Green Lane properties.

If you would like to attend a site visit with Locality and/or discuss the subsequent proposals please contact us on; info@hesterswayforum.co.uk 

We will be holding the next forum meeting once the drawing proposals are ready. Hopefully pretty soon!

Cheltenham West Vision

At the March Hesters Way Partnership  Paul Miller of Nash Partnership described the new  ‘Cheltenham West’ Vision

Paul explained that Nash Partnership are working jointly for CBC and CBH, and outlined the work done to date for the ‘Cheltenham West’ Vision.  Views had been sought from local residents on the area, some of which were good and some not so good, and also the aspirations for the area.

Paul gave a presentation based around the Cheltenham West Vision Public Consultation Leaflet, full details of which can be found here;

Continue reading “Cheltenham West Vision”

Next meeting 23rd July

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday 23rd July at 5.30 – 7pm at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

We’ll be reviewing the street audits done so far an going to look at the streets around Fiddlers Green Lane to assess the way the new Cyber Hub will interact with the current residential area.

Feel free to come along.

Next Meeting June 25th

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday 25th June at 5.30 – 7pm at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

We’ll be reviewing the street audits done so far an going to look at the streets around Fiddlers Green Lane to assess the way the new Cyber Hub will interact with the current residential area.

Feel free to come along

Agenda 25th June Neighbourhood Forum Meeting