Gloucestershire

Elmbridge park-and-ride plans approved

A £18m park-and-ride scheme taking passengers between Cheltenham and Gloucester has been approved by county councillors.

In December, ministers agreed to release £14m to help fund the Elmbridge Court plans.

The work will see a 1,000-space park-and-ride, road capacity improvements on the A40 and more frequent bus services.

Plans for a railway station were originally looked at in 2005 but have been dropped.

Gloucestershire County Council said it would contribute £2.5m to the scheme, and the extra costs would come from developer contributions.

The measures are part of £854m of government investment in 21 transport schemes across England.

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