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Cheltenham Transport Plan

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Cheltenham Transport Plan Phase 4 (the closure of Boots Corner to through traffic) originally started on the 28th June 2018. Following an initial period of assessment and consideration of comments from road users, amendments were made about the Phase 4 original trial and the new Phase 4 amended trial started on Monday 3rd June 2019.

Formal representations about the amended Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs) must be submitted by 23:59 on 3rd December. The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) committee will meet on 16th December to consider the trial and make a recommendation to Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet who meet on 20th December to make a decision.

Phase 4 original trial formal representation responses: For responses to comments made as formal representations about the Phase 4 original experimental restrictions, please see this document


The Cheltenham Transport Plan (CTP) is a long held Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) policy to improve the quality of life in the town and increase its economic prosperity. The CTP was first considered by the local Civic Society in 2000, and was subsequently endorsed and adopted by the Borough Council as part of its Civic Pride Urban Design Framework within the Local Development Framework in 2008.

Some of the key benefits of the CTP include:

  • Encouraging people not to use their vehicles for unnecessary journeys, particularly short ones
  • Contributing to health improvements by encouraging walking and cycling
  • Reducing pollution
  • Removing through-traffic from the town centre
  • Allowing the free movement of buses and other public service vehicles

Further information is provided in CBC’s Cheltenham Transport Plan pages.

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), as local highway authority, are supporting CBC’s aspirations by making the changes to the streets to enable the scheme.

A consultation on the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) which were required to enable the delivery of the CTP was held in 2014. The historic information supporting the consultation is available for reference here.

The delivery of the CTP was given approval by GCC's cabinet in a phased process in July 2015. A phased delivery of the CTP has allowed monitoring of both the benefits and any additional effects of each phase. Where necessary any issues have been addressed before the next phase has been implemented.

Information for all four phases can be found in the 'Phases in detail' box on the right.

Information about the Phase 4 Amendment can be found here:

Phase 4 Amendment - Boots Corner Trial Changes


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