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North Place | Supermarket, Houses, Public Square | Planning

http://www.ewa.co.uk/node/456

Probably the most important site in Cheltenham. It is currently a massive bit of wasteland used as a carpark and cuts the historic Pittville area off from the town Centre. The devolopent should include;

60,000sqft Supermarket
650 space MSCP
100 townhouses and apartments
A new public square in front of Trinity Church.

The Brewery | Hotel, Shops, Flats | Planning

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/20-million-development-set-Cheltenham-High-Street/story-14455509-detail/story.html

A major extension to The Brewery, replacing a hideous 60's building.

Regents Arcade | New Entrance & shops | U/C

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Arcade-transformation-H-M-starts-2-weeks/story-15480961-detail/story.html

Demo and rebuild of the High St frontage of the arcade to accomodate a new River Island and H&M.

Museum and Art Gallery | Major Extension | U/C

http://www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk/future/?ref=homead

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A couple of interesting shops are opening in Chelt in the next few months. The Kooples on the Prom, not something you find in every town. Also the UK's first Branch of Whole Foods Market outside of London or Glasgow is opening at the Gallagher Retail Park.
 

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Cheltenham planners back £20 million scheme for The Brewery

PLANNING bosses have recommended approval should be given to a £20 million scheme to overhaul Cheltenham's High Street.

Borough officers have given their backing for the extensive revamp of The Brewery and surrounding area.

A final decision on the matter could be taken by councillors at a crunch meeting at Municipal Offices on Thursday night.

Cheltenham Development Task Force managing director, Jeremy Williamson said: "We are very interested in this scheme.

"This is another step in what is inevitably going to be a long and complicated process, but it is encouraging that it looks like the scheme is being viewed positively."

About 100,000 sq ft of shopping floor space will be created under the plans, which are being handled by Martin Commercial Properties on behalf of the NFU Mutual.

That includes two large shops and other smaller units, giving the existing tenants the option to remain.

It is hoped the development will attract more people to The Brewery, a development that has experienced fluctuating fortunes with some key stores opening and others closing.

Shopper Joe Bailey, 28, from the town, said: "At the moment I don't really bother with that end of the High Street, but if they get a load more shops in and make it look more attractive, there would be more reason to go there. I'd have thought a lot of other people feel the same way about that part of town, so it's good news that the council seems to be supporting the plans."

It is thought that the development will have space for the Tesco and Wilkinson stores that will be displaced by the building work.

Trader Brian Crosby, of Westend Framing and Art said the development would be good for the top end of the lower High Street, but it was unlikely to reach much further along.

"People stop at Hutchinsons and don't go any further along and I don't see any reason their behaviour will change."

The planning committee meets at 6pm at the Municipal Offices.

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Cheltenham-planners-20-million-scheme-Brewery/story-16535039-detail/story.html
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Quick comment on a few things now definitely underway in Cheltenham (I moved here two years ago, great little town)
The Quadrangle building on Imperial Square is being refurbished, including the addition of a rooftop restaurant
The old office block on St George’s Road (sorry, don’t know what it’s called) is being demolished to make way for an apartment development
The old BHS unit in Regents Arcade is being revamped into a cinema and restaurant complex
 

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I moved to the area a year ago and being a Brummie, Cheltenham was always a place to come for a day out for the food, bars and shops as well obviously as for the racing. Now I live and work in the town I never tire of trying to find a new place to visit. To add to previous posts - the Gloucester Road improvements are almost finished it seems and there are individual smaller developments going on but one area I have known to be untouched since at least the late 80s is the vast surface carpark between Saint Margaret's Road and Clarence Road. This could be an entire quarter or neighbourhood developed as a mixed-use block. Also apart from the half-hidden Chelt River there is no obvious water and I wonder if any new landscaping plans would include a man-made wharf for waterside apartments / bars etc? Maybe the area I suggested between Saint Margaret's Road and Clarence Road could be one for a wharf?
 

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