Public Consultation for Proposed Redrow Development on Church Road, Cheltenham

There is now a public consultation for the proposed development on land off Church Road.

The site in question can be identified in this plan and the proposed development is for 42 homes with associated open space, access, landscaping and drainage infrastructure. All information regarding the proposals is available at the following website.

In accordance with the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines and national lockdown, a dedicated website has been created with all necessary information, with opportunities to comment and the ability for people to download and print the proposed plan. It is unfortunate that they are unable to undertake a traditional consultation event in current times, but they feel this consultation method will help them engage the widest possible audience.

The Redrow leaflet drop to the local community has been made over the last few days to inform households about the proposal and how to comment on the plans. It is important to stress that no planning application has been submitted at this stage, as they want to obtain the views of the local community before proceeding.

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Leckhampton with Warden Hill is one of only five parishes within Cheltenham Borough Council's area; much of Cheltenham is not parished, and is located in the south of Cheltenham.

It is a pleasant place to live, being conveniently situated for a wide variety of local amenities in and around Cheltenham. The area is served by several good schools.

The area is surrounded by a number of green open spaces, with Leckhampton sitting at the foot of Leckhampton Hill and centred around the medival parish church of St Peter's. Warden Hill is served by two churches, St Christopher's and the United Reformed Church, and has a local shopping area for the benefit of residents.

One of the main priorities of the parish council is to protect the area from over development and consequently the Council has spent a considerable amount of time gathering evidence to present to the planning authorities about how the proposals for development in the area contained in the Joint Core Strategy would be harmful to the area and residents.

Just over a year ago the Parish Council started monitoring air pollution and installed diffusion tubes around the Parish and also used a portable particulates monitor to carry out a series of readings
in Church Road, close to Leckhampton School. We are now trialling a new particulates monitor from PurpleAir, and plan to install 3 or 4 more around the parish. See our Air Pollution page

There are a number of community groups in the area also and you can find them in the directory section

The Council also strongly supports the young people of the area and was instrumental in having The Brizen Young People's Centre built. The building is now leased to the Parish Council by Cheltenham Borough Council and run by a small and conscientious group of trustees, led by its Chairman Dr Jodie Underhill and Parish Cllr Anne Regan the Vice Chair.

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WI meetings for Leckhampton and Warden Hill

Southfield Women's Institute covers Leckhampton, Charlton Kings, Hatherley and Warden Hill and meets at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at Emmanuel Church Hall on Fairfield Parade, Leckhampton, Cheltenham.

The WI are a friendly group who welcome women of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs.

During the COVID pandemic, they are holding meetings plus additional quiz evenings on Zoom.

Their monthly meetings usually have guest speakers on a wide variety of topics, but they also have lots of other groups that get together to share chat, support and different interests. More »

They have craft groups, a lunch group, a walking group, a book group; something for everyone. » Less

Posted: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 22:54 by Arlene Deane

Hampers for vulnerable families in the Parish

Hampers for vulnerable families in the Parish

The Parish Council donated an additional £1000 last week to support the raising of funds to provide hampers for vulnerable families effected by the impact of Covid 19.

Cllr Tony Oliver attended a presentation at Warden Hill Primary school and Belmont school togive the hampers organised by Morrisons

The balance of the £1000, which is £352.14 will be given to Leckhampton Primary school to go towards their plans to provide similar to vulnerable families in Leckhampton.

Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 22:17 by Arlene Deane


The road is expected to be closed between the hours of 09:30 and 14:30 on 7th January 2021 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514or

Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 23:17 by Arlene Deane