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Cheltenham Cyber Central plans to be revealed as public consultation starts

The good folk of Gloucestershire will get their first glimpse of the masterplan for the proposed Cyber Central development in Cheltenham early in the New Year.

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough council's are working together to create plans for what they are calling a "world-class development at West Cheltenham."

It follows the announcement earlier in the year of a £40million land purchase by Cheltenham Borough Council for land close to GCHQ earmarked for the first stage of the development.

When that purchase was made the council spoke of a "vision for a vibrant pioneering community, with high-tech business, residential and leisure uses for investors local people and visitors.

As well as a cutting-edge business park that would be the home for UK cyber businesses, the development would contain sustainable homes, a thriving campus and garden community.

In a statement, the councils said: "Given the importance of these plans to the future of both towns, the councils will be seeking residents' and businesses' views of the plans."

A broad masterplan for the site called a Supplementary Planning Document will be produced that will set out important principles and the outline designs for the whole site.

Cheltenham Borough Council's cabinet unanimously agreed the SPD for public consultation when they met on December 17 and will go forward to Tewkesbury's executive committee on January 8.

A public consultation will then open on January 13 with events planned across both of the boroughs and the masterplan will be available online until February 17.

Residents are being encouraged to come along to a drop-in event to talk through the masterplan SPD with the planning team:

• Thursday 23 January, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Springbank Community Centre, GL51 0LG

• Thursday 23 January, 4.30pm - 7.30pm, Hester's Way Community Centre, GL51 7SU

• Saturday 1 February, 10.30am - 1.30pm, Regent Arcade, High St, Cheltenham GL50 1JZ

• Saturday 1 February, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Tewkesbury - Cheltenham West Community Fire Station Tewkesbury Road, GL51 9SN

Steve Jordan, leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, said: ''We want to deliver a vibrant community that brings quality housing and services to our residents and businesses, but that also places Cheltenham and wider Gloucestershire firmly on the map as a world leader in cyber tech

"Provided Tewkesbury Borough Council's executive also approves the SPD for consultation, we hope people will take a look at the masterplan and share their thoughts with us. 

"They will be able to do this online or at one of our events, where we will have officers on hand to talk people through the SPD. 

"It's really important that members of the community feel that they can express their views and then help to shape the plans ahead.''

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