Leckhampton plans for 1,300 new homes on display

Plans for 1,300 new homes in the Cheltenham suburb of Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, have gone on public display for the first time.

The proposals, put forward by the Leckhampton consortium of landowners, also include a new primary school, a GP surgery, shops and allotments.

Traffic problems and lack of secondary school places are two main issues raised so far in relation to the plans.

The consultation is being held at Shurdington Social Centre.

"We are going to be using the public exhibition to try and take on comments on traffic and transport because the plans are at draft stage," said Ally Kennedy from Curtin&Co, speaking on behalf of the developers.

"We haven't finalised the arrangements there and we are interested in what people have to say about it."

Mr Kennedy said the public exhibition came "at the tail end" of a two-year period of informal consultation including discussions with local councils, schools, surgeries and church groups.

"Six or eight weeks after the first exhibition, we are going to be coming back with a further set of exhibitions to show people what they said and what we've done as a result of that," he added.

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