Gloucestershire

Developers appeal against housing bid rejection for Leckhampton

Land off Shurdington Road, Leckhampton
Image caption Developers want to build hundreds of houses on land off Kidnappers Lane in Leckhampton

Developers wanting to build hundreds of homes in Cheltenham have decided to appeal against a decision by the borough council to refuse planning permission.

Bovis Homes and Miller Homes submitted an application for 650 homes, a GP surgery, offices and a primary school on fields near Kidnappers Lane in Leckhampton.

An appeal is currently being prepared for submission, a spokesman said.

Permission was rejected in July.

A statement from the two developers said they were "very disappointed" with Cheltenham Borough Council's decision.

The land is located inside an area earmarked for 33,000 new homes, under a housing plan for north Gloucestershire.

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