Bor­ough coun­cil are ac­count­able for cor­ner

Gloucestershire Echo - - LETTERS & OPINION -

✒ I READ the let­ter from Adrian Becker about Boots Cor­ner (Oc­to­ber 11) with in­ter­est - and I am happy to clar­ify mat­ters from the county coun­cil’s per­spec­tive.

Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil ap­proached Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil, ask­ing us to sup­port their re­gen­er­a­tion-led scheme to close Boots Cor­ner as part of their wider town cen­tre re­gen­er­a­tion.

While it was not some­thing that we would have pur­sued from a trans­port per­spec­tive, Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil told us it was cru­cial for re­gen­er­a­tion in the town.

As such, we de­cided it wasn’t our place to block their scheme.

All this was stated very clearly at the time.

This is a re­gen­er­a­tion scheme, be­ing led by Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil, who are the ac­count­able coun­cil. Coun­cil­lor Nigel Moor Cabi­net Mem­ber for En­vi­ron­ment and Plan­ning Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil

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