Phase 4 Original - Boots Corner Trial

Current position:

The original experimental closure of Boots Corner commenced on Thursday 28th June 2018. 

In January 2019 Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council agreed for changes to be made to the Phase 4 experimental restrictions. These Phase 4 amendments will start on Monday 3rd June 2019. For information and details regarding the amendments please see the web page Phase 4 Amendment - Boots Corner Trial Changes.

Phase 4 Original Experiment Description:

The overall concept of the scheme is that Boots Corner and the roads on the approaches are a Bus Gate or Prohibition of Driving (as detailed on the downloadable plan below) and is only be available to certain permitted vehicles.

Permitted vehicles:

  • Buses
  • Taxis
  • Pedal Cycles
  • Loading / Unloading 6pm - 10am

Authorised Vehicles:

  • Private Hire Vehicles
  • Vehicles accessing off-carriageway parking on Church Street*, accessing off-carriageway parking on Post Office Lane* and accessing / egressing off-carriageway parking on North Street within the Bus Gate restriction.
  • Funeral vehicles registered by Gloucestershire County Council servicing St Mary’s Church.
  • Bullion Vehicles
  • Post Office Vehicles
  • General vehicle exemptions such as emergency service vehicles, maintenance vehicles, waste collection vehicles, military vehicles

*Vehicles only authorised to travel through Prohibition of Driving sections required to access the road. Vehicles are not authorised to travel through Bus Gate.

Please see FAQS for further details.

Other vehicles, generally considered to be through traffic, will need to find alternative routes.

Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders creating a new Bus Gate or Prohibition of Driving will be put in place on sections of the following roads; Clarence Parade, Clarence Street, North Street, Pittville Street, High Street, Promenade/Colonnade and Imperial Circus, together with Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders for revised waiting restrictions and a new One Way on Crescent Place. Please see 'Scheme Plan' and 'Traffic Regulation Order documentation' for further details.


The experimental TRO started on Thursday 28 June 2018 and will run for a period of up to 18 months (please see FAQs for further information). 

Scheme Plan:

Frequently Asked Questions:


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