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Park & Ride upgrade moves a step closer

Plans for the proposed Arle Court Transport Hub on the outskirts of Cheltenham are moving closer to becoming reality.

Gloucestershire County Council is planning a four-storey building on the current Arle Court Park & Ride site.

The new building will include an 848-space multi-storey car park, bus hub, passenger waiting facility and café.

The council has just put forward some minor changes to its proposals, originally made in June 2022, to improve access and sustainability of the development.

The floor-to-floor height of the new building has been reduced from 3.9m to 3.4m. This adjustment will allow reduced material to be taken off site, saving the carbon impact of a large number of lorry movements.

Minor internal adjustments have been made to the passenger hub to improve the café and waiting facility.

The council has also adjusted the proposed positions of disabled spaces and EV charging spaces to improve access.

The proposed passenger hub will be net zero carbon, thanks to the installation of 200m2 of solar PVs. Additional PVs for the remainder of the site will be considered by the council in early 2026.

The planning permission will be determined by the county council as County Planning Authority.

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