Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Councils are working together to drive a world class development at West Cheltenham to be known as Cyber Central Garden Community. Their vision is to create a vibrant pioneering community integrating hi-tech business, residential and leisure uses. It will require the highest standards of environmental sustainability integrating exemplar homes as part of a thriving campus and garden community. https://democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk/documents/s31455/2019_12_17_CAB_West_Cheltenham_SPD.pdf
planning framework called a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) above will
provide a broad masterplan setting out important principles including
connections from existing neighbourhoods, the design of green spaces, new
homes, employment spaces and community facilities. This SPD follows on from the
allocation of this land for the development in principle through the adopted
Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy (2017). Going forward
this SPD will inform future planning application submissions on the site.
It is not the most attractive piece of land in Lancashire. But for Janine Bebbington and her friends, Moorside Fields was where all the important things in life happened.
“It was our playground, it was where we went and climbed trees, used the running track from the nearby school, played rounders, explored, kissed people in the bushes, drank cider, did all the things that people get up to in green spaces.”
Sitting in the middle of three estates in south Lancaster, the five fields have been enjoyed by locals for more than half a century. But plans to ensure that future generations will find delights there have been scuppered by the supreme court. On Wednesday, the court stripped Moorside Fields of its village green status, a ruling that campaigners predict will have major implications for the protection of open spaces across England and Wales.
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.
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!
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
Huge £22m bid to transform M5 junction and A40 roundabouts near GCHQ for new Cyber Park.
Plans have been announced for a major road widening and improvement scheme in preparation for the Cyber Hub developments in the Hesters Way ward. Please take a look at the proposals as preseneted on the Gloucestershire Live site in the link below.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be holding the next forum meeting once the drawing proposals are ready. Hopefully pretty soon!
Landscape architects from AECOM on behalf of Locality have produced some draft designs and a report for the Cyber Hub planned for the fields beyond Fiddlers Green. The Hesters Way Forum invites you to share your views on these plans.
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;