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Cheltenham Transport Plan

On this page you will find more information about the Cheltenham Transport Plan.

The Cheltenham Transport Plan (CTP) is a long held Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) policy to improve the quality of life in the town and increases its economic prosperity. The CTP was first considered by the local Civic society in 2000. The key objectives are to transform the town centre environment and provide improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and people using public transport whilst also making it easier for drivers to access car parks. Three public consultations between 2006 and 2008 showed that about two-thirds of respondents supported the CTP objectives and ideas.

The delivery of the CTP has given approval by GCC cabinet in phased process in July 2015. A phased delivery of the CTP allows monitoring of both the benefits and any additional effects. These can then be addressed and, if required adjusted, before the next phase is implemented. The broad timescales for implementation of the CTP are:

  • Phase 1: Albion Street - starting April 2016
  • Phase 2: Imperial Square and Oriel Road - Mid 2016
  • Phase 3: Royal Well - Mid / Autumn 2016
  • Phase 4: Contingent on the successful implementation of the other schemes, a Boot's Corner experimental order and trial scheme - 2017

Phase 1 - Albion Street

Phase 1 focuses on changes to Albion Street and adjoining areas. This phase will see Albion Street, which is currently part of the town centre one-way system, change to two-way to provide improved access to Beechwood Centre car park, and a contraflow bus / cycle lane from Gloucester Place to Pittville Street.

The Phase 1 construction has been designed to support the redevelopment of Beechwood Arcade. The initial work will increase access to the Beechwood car park by changing the road layout to accept two-way traffic. This will allow contractors unrestricted access into the Beechwood shopping centre for the John Lewis development.

After the site is prepared and secured with a two-way entrance and exit, and widened footpaths, further planned changes will then take place in the area. Albion Street will be made two-way between the junctions with St John's Avenue and Gloucester Place and this is expected to last 12 to 15 weeks.

Gloucester Place will become one-way northbound and zebra crossings will be installed at the Albion Street junction with Winchcombe Street and the Albion Street junction with Pittville Street.

Please be patient, we recognize and anticipate some localised congestion during the 12-15 week construction period and in the weeks after completion as motorists get used to the changes in road layout.

During this construction Albion Street will remain open to through traffic, however we would like to encourage residents and people who use this route through Cheltenham to allow extra time and avoid Albion Street if possible. 

We are advising residents to plan their journey around the works taking place throughout the scheme. Residents can follow social media and local radio for updates.

The phased plan includes carrying out a study of the traffic in Cheltenham once each phase is constructed. This will then help to inform whether or not amendments are required prior to the construction of the next phase.

For more information about the Cheltenham Transport Plan proposals please view the adobe_acrobat icon Cheltenham Transport Plan Guide [4Mb]and the adobe_acrobat icon Cheltenham Transport Plan Display Boards 1 [3Mb] and adobe_acrobat icon Cheltenham Transport Plan Display Boards 2 [9Mb]

 The Guide and event display boards include the following:

  • Air quality management and proposed measures for improvement.
  • Proposals for junction amendments and sign de-cluttering.
  • Anticipated changes in traffic patterns following traffic restriction at Boots Corner.
  • What happens next?
  • Options for the future enhancement of Boots Corner.
  • How the scheme is funded.

You can also visit Cheltenham Borough Council's website for more information about the Cheltenham Transport Plan and the work of the Cheltenham Development Task Force

If you cannot find what you are looking for it could be on the Cheltenham Transport Plan Consultation (CLOSED) page.

If you have any further questions about the changes to the road network please contact gcchighways@amey.co.uk

If you have any questions about the overall background of the scheme please e-mail Cheltenham Borough Council cheltenhamtp@gloucestershire.gov.uk or calling CBC Swichboard on 01242 26 26 26.