Boots Corner: In light of the Gloucestershire County Council’s TRO committee decision, Cheltenham Borough Council have responded...

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UPDATE: On Friday 20th December 2019, it is the crucial meeting about Boots Corner in Cheltenham. Gloucestershire County Council Cabinite meeting at 10am and Boots Corner is number 5 on the agenda. See the agenda here. We hope to bring you updates when we can.

 

On Monday 16th December 2019, Gloucestershire County Council's traffic regulation committee held a vote and recommended that Boots Corner in Cheltenham reopens to all traffic.

Cheltenham Borough Councillor Andrew McKinlay cabinet member for development and safety said: ‘’We are clearly very disappointed with the outcome of the TRO committee and will await the final decision from the county council’s cabinet when they meet on 20 December.

‘’As the county’s cabinet is also considering a climate change paper at the same meeting, it is hoped that they will make a link between their commitment to collectively reduce Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and the fact that tough decisions will be needed including efforts to significantly reduce traffic emissions.

‘‘Putting people before traffic and the regeneration of Cheltenham was at the centre of Cheltenham Transport Plan. Recently the borough council commissioned an independent resident satisfaction survey which went to a representative sample of the borough and this revealed that walking, cycling and public transport ranked as a top 3 priority for residents, so the changes clearly chime with local sentiment.

‘’Thousands of vehicles will return to the town centre each day, severing the high street and we would urge the county council to consider the impact this decision will have on their climate change commitment and the steps they will need to take to address this, also taking account of the thousands of new homes to be built in and around Cheltenham.

‘’Irrespective of this decision the borough council will continue with its programme of high street improvements, including better signage, seating and planters.’’

 

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