Plans for 1,000 homes near Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington approved

Bishops Cleeve The village of Bishops Cleeve lies at the foot of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds

Related Stories

Plans for 1,000 new homes near two Gloucestershire villages have been approved by the government.

The 450 new homes on Homelands Farm between Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington were approved by the Secretary of State following a public inquiry.

Another 550 homes will also be built on land at Deans Farm, to the north west of Bishops Cleeve, in a development known as Cleevelands.

Locals fighting the plans said the infrastructure in the area cannot cope.

Bishops Cleeve, which lies at the foot of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds, and Gotherington, are less than a mile apart.

Homelands Farm developers Comparo Limited and Welbeck Strategic Land, which is behind the Cleevelands scheme, appealed after Tewkesbury Borough Council failed to determine the applications within the required time.

The Homelands Farm plans include 450 homes, a community hall, allotments and orchards.

The Cleevelands proposals include up to 550 homes, with 30 for retired people, a high street and a community hall.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Gloucestershire



Min. Night 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.