Speculation that a supermarket chain could open a Cheltenham branch on the site of a car wash has been met with fighting talk from residents and traders. Neighbours along Cirencester Road, in Charlton Kings, say they have all the shops they need along their stretch of the road, near Croft Road and have vowed to oppose plans to redevelop the site as a ‘mini’ supermarket by a big name store. Residents are concerned that a store could add to traffic congestion and drive thriving local shops out of business.
A campaign group Say NO to TESCO in Charlton Kings has been set up.
Construction and development specialist company Countytocount is considering plans for a mixed-use development and is in discussion with Cheltenham Borough Council. Cheltenham Borough Council confirmed it had received a pre-application for the site.