PRESTBURY NEWS

PRESTBURY NEWS

IDSALL DRIVE CAR PARK – Update [29 January 2024]

Councillor Fifield (County Councillor for Pittville & Prestbury) has organised a petition in the hope of gaining enough local support to reverse the Borough Council’s decision to sell Idsall car park. The target is 750 signatures by the end of January to be able to call a meeting of Cheltenham council to review the decision. The PAB group totally support this campaign as part of their ongoing efforts to save this valued village facility. Petitions are available to sign in various ways including:

a. visiting one of the shops in Prestbury village to sign

b. visiting tinyurl.com/idsallpetition

c. emailing your name and address to stephan.fifield@gmail.com

Please sign the petition if you agree that Prestbury should retain Idsall Drive car park as a valuable village asset.

IDSALL DRIVE CAR PARK [December 2023]

We are very disappointed to report that the purchase of Idsall car park has been rejected by Prestbury Parish Council. In 2021, Cheltenham Borough Council offered to sell the car park to Prestbury Parish Council for £40,000 which was significantly less than the market value, but this offer was rejected. Recently, after discussions with PAB Councillor Ian Bassett-Smith, the Borough Council again agreed to sell the car park to the parish council for the original offer price of £40,000.

This offer was discussed at the parish council meeting on Monday 20 November 2023. However, in spite of the supreme efforts of Cllr Bassett-Smith, supported by his colleague Stan Smith and former councillor John Payne, the offer was again rejected by the parish council.

The car park is now likely to be sold at the commercial value and the site as a cark park will be lost forever. This is sad news for the village.

MOBILE PHONE MAST — PRESTBURY ROAD

We are keeping an eye on the issue over the mobile phone mast planning application appeal for Prestbury Road. The Parish Council is looking into an alternative more realistic plan so we will keep you informed.

More details can be found at Prestbury Parish Council website: Appeal – 5G Mast Installation on Prestbury Road


MOBILE PHONE MAST CHELTENAM RACECOURSE
A planning application has been submitted for a 20 metre mobile phone mast on the green car park to the west of Evesham Road in Prestbury. Apparently, a new location is needed to replace the existing radio base station at the Hunting Butts Farm.

August 2023

MOBILE PHONE MAST — PRESTBURY ROAD

A planning application to install a 15 metre high phone mast on a grass verge in Prestbury Road has been rejected by Cheltenham Borough Council. A most unsuitable site, not least because of its proximity to residential properties.

June 2023