Cheltenham car park site plans are approved

Plans for the development of North Place and Portland Street
Image caption The scheme has been drawn up by developer Augur Buchler

Plans for a mixed development on the site of the North Place Car Park in Cheltenham have been approved.

It means a new supermarket, multi storey car park and housing will be built on the land.

A meeting of Cheltenham Borough Council planners approved the application by 12 votes to two.

Campaigners had argued that a supermarket was an "overdevelopment" of a historic part of the town which did not give a good impression to tourists.

The proposal also includes plans for a public square, bus terminal and car parking.

The scheme has been drawn up by developer Augur Buchler.

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