Chesterton Cirencester, Cotswold DC

Project Details

Client: Bathurst Development Limited

Project Summary

  • Up to 2,150 new high quality homes 
  • A new 3 form entry primary school 
  • Sports pitches 
  • 100 acres public open space 
  • New formal play areas and a community building

PDI Activities & Achievements

  • PDI was appointed in May 2015 to handle all political and media engagement activity for this high profile residential-led urban extension to Cirencester 
  • Secured planning permission in January 2018, in advance of the Local Plan and despite significant and mobilised local opposition 
  • Engagement and briefing of Local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown before and after the application was determined by the planning committee 
  • Development of a user friendly project website, regularly accessed by the local community, providing a conduit for the sharing of information with the community 
  • Extensive pre determination engagement with Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Town Council including a site tour and Councillor briefings  
  • Leading on setting up a Community Management Trust and delivering the area masterplan consultation