Lib Dem action defers planning application for 465 homes in Churchdown

March 1, 2018 12:13 PM


Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) Planning Committee at its meeting on February 13th decided to defer the application to build 465 homes on Cheltenham Road East adjoining Dancey Road and Parkside Drive.

They requested further information after listening to Churchdown Lib Kay-BerryDem councillor Kay Berry when she addressed the meeting. Kay drew their attention to the education report of October 2nd which had not been included in their papers. This clearly stated that there is 'no capacity' in any of the local schools to take any of the children from this development of 465 homes. It also said that the full development of the whole Joint Core Strategy (JCS) strategic site of Churchdown South would require the construction of a new 3 form entry primary school and extra classrooms for the two secondary schools.
The application will be heard again on March 13th when representatives from the County Council's education department and Highways England will be invited to answer questions from the committee.


You can view the full application and still comment on it by going to www.tewkesbury.gov.uk - selecting planning, search for applications then enter Parcel 3745 Cheltenham Road East Churchdown. Your local Liberal Democrat councillors will continue to fight to get the best deal for