Land at Chesterton, adjoining the modern, southern edge of Cirencester, a strategic mixed-use neighbourhood, including homes, employment, education, community facilities, allotments and open space, was given resolution to grant outline planning permission by Cotswold District Council in January 2018, with all matters reserved except for access.
While the presentations and consultations were good, the Report Back was superb. This was the first time ever in four years that anyone has bothered to respond to the many issues we have made, and all in four days. Brilliant.
In January 2016, Bathurst Development Limited (BDL) submitted an Outline Planning Application to Cotswold District Council (CDC) for a high quality, sustainable, mixed-use community neighbourhood on Land South of Chesterton, Cirencester.
To view the online application at CDC’s website please click here:
BDL – Planning Application – 16/00054/OUT
The Application represents the culmination of almost two years of consultation with the public, CDC, Cirencester Town Council and a range of public and statutory bodies. BDL wishes to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of people who have engaged with us throughout this process.
The submitted proposals for Land South of Chesterton include:
- Plans for up to 2,350 residential dwellings, including 100 units of student accommodation and 60 homes for the elderly
- 9.1 ha of employment land, generating in excess of 1,600 jobs
- A Community Hub including: a community hall; a sports hall; GP surgery; local convenience stores; and the possibility of a pharmacy, bank, restaurant and public house
- 3 Form Entry primary school / pre-school – with capacity for over 600 pupils
- Green infrastructure to include; 100 acres of open space; playing fields; allotments; environmental and ecological considerations
- Extensive landscaping
- New and improved pedestrian and cycle links
- Supporting infrastructure, for example swales, pumping stations, electricity substations, gas governors, sewerage and sustainable urban drainage systems
- Extensive transport infrastructure enhancements for Cirencester
The Chesterton development has been recognised for its quality of green infrastructure at the planning stage. The project has achieved the Building with Nature candidate status by the UK's first green infrastructure certification scheme, launched in November 2017.
For more information, please visit the project website: www.chestertoncirencester.co.uk