The Civic Society is an official consultee of Cheltenham Borough Council and is able to offer comments on all planning applications. The Planning Forum is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee and meets monthly to examine relevant applications and submit its formal comments to the Council.
The Planning Forum is keen to ensure that all applications are of an appropriate standard, and this applies to alterations to existing buildings – particularly those of architectural significance – and also new build.
Innovative design of new buildings is encouraged, as it is our belief that the rich architectural heritage of Cheltenham is best set off by high quality new buildings of varied designs rather than pale imitations of the existing Regency architecture.
Minutes of previous meetings with the Forum's comments can be seen here.
To read these comments in context it is helpful to see the documents submitted to the Council and these can be found at the Cheltenham Council website.