Maxine Melling, Tristram Hunt & Douglas Ogle
Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, Leader, Gloucestershire County Council, has confirmed Gloucestershire's commitment to resolving the A417 Missing Link. In an update to CBC's Jeremy Williamson, he states that the Government has recently announced that a route options consultation is to take place early in 2018.
The consultation will be led by Highways England, and the public will get the chance to have their say on the shortlisted options. This is an important step and as many people as possible are encouraged to take part.
More information can be found here.
Jeremy Williamson, Managing Director, Cheltenham Development Task Force
Jeremy Williamson's talk was fascinating as always, giving
an update on major Cheltenham projects. It was particularly
interesting to hear that plans are going well for the new Tech
Hub near GCHQ, and to learn of the possible upgrading
of Cheltenham Spa Station.
The much-awaited John Lewis should be open in September 2018. Delays had occurred due to the re-location of the adjacent Next store to allow construction work on John Lewis to proceed. Next plan to return to the High Street when work is complete.
A new office block, Honeybourne Place, now being built near Waitrose is already fully let, evidence that Cheltenham is a big commercial draw.
Christ Church, Malvern Road
At the 28 November meeting, current planning applications discussed included:-