Project: Cheltenham


Project status

Land acquired

Land under promotion

Planning application submitted

Planning application granted

Infrastructure commenced

Land sold to housebuilder

Sites under construction

Development complete

Project overview

Lands Improvement acquired the site on the western edge of Cheltenham in early 2021. The site comprises 36.42 hectares (around 89 acres) of Green Belt land located north of M5 junction 11. The local council is Tewkesbury Borough Council and covered by the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy.  This highly sustainable site forms part of the Golden Valley growth area identified by Cheltenham Borough Council, supporting its proposals for the government-backed ‘Cyber Central’ campus, for the UK’s intelligence and cyber industries.

The Lands Improvement site will be promoted for development through the forthcoming Joint Core Strategy review. It has the potential to provide 500+ new homes, with green infrastructure and community facilities, using the Lands Improvement placemaking framework to underpin the masterplanning principles.

Project progress

The project is in the early stages of planning.  The emerging Local Plan Review is likely to allocate new sites for residential development, and this site will be promoted for a strategic allocation for residential-led development.


The site is located to the west of Cheltenham.

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