Golden Valley

Allocated 154-acre greenfield site forming part of a wider 325-acre mixed-use urban extension to the west of Cheltenham that will include Cheltenham Borough Council’s “Cyber Central” employment park adjacent to the Government’s Communications Headquarters, commonly known as GCHQ.

David led the team that was successful in securing St. Modwen’s appointment as delivery partner for Midlands Land Portfolio Limited, the property development arm of Severn Trent Plc. He then oversaw the project between 2021-22, managing partner and key stakeholder relationships and the preparation and implementation of planning and collaboration strategies.

Project Summary

Golden Valley
  • Project
    Planning Application for an urban extension
  • Size
    154 acres
  • Planning Status
    Allocated within the Joint Core Strategy
  • Use
    Mixed use development to include 1,100 homes
  • Partnership
    St. Modwen and MLPL

Moore Achievements

  • Complex negotiation of a hybrid promotion and development agreement through much of 2020, made more challenging by the pandemic.

  • Full professional team appointed within 4 months of completion following competitive tendering to selected consultants capable of delivering on the partners’ vision and objectives for the development.

  • Robust planning and consultation strategy drawn up and implemented allowing pre-application advice and public consultation to take place 6 months after the consultant team was appointed.

  • Well considered landscape led masterplan prepared that mitigated site constraints and optimised opportunities and the net land value.

  • Regular collaboration meetings were held with the other landowners making up the allocation to allow for an integrated masterplan and coordinated delivery whilst minimising adverse impact on the Partnership’s programme or returns.

Moore Projects

Moore DM provide an end-to-end development management service for strategic land spanning the lifecycle of land promotion, planning and delivery that is tailored to the needs and objectives of our clients.