Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Planning Committee meeting held on the 21 April 2015 resolved to grant planning permission for a new commercial aerospace building comprising of Class B1 and B2 uses on the B4063 Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown. Triumph Actuation Systems UK (IOM) will now be able to relocate from their existing shared office in Bishops Cleeve and expand their workforce from 117 to approximately 200 employees.

Transport Planning Associates’ Bristol team have been working as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising McLoughlin Planning and Angus Meek Architects to achieve the consent which will now release £1.8m of grant funding from the UK government and leverage a further £8.1m of inward investment to support the growth of this business, boost the economy locally and the growth of the UK aerospace industry.

Highways and transport were considered key constraints, and TPA worked in close consultation with the highway authority in order to demonstrate that the proposed traffic movements and car parking provision could be justified given the location and type of development.  The team delivered a Transport Statement and Travel Plan in support of the development to mitigate the impact from traffic movements and single occupancy car journeys.

The consent will now allow for a sustainable redevelopment of a brownfield site at a highly accessible location between Cheltenham and Gloucester, and will provide greater economic benefits and employment potential than the existing green belt site.