Planning has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Coal Research Establishment (CRE) in Cheltenham.

The highly sustainable mixed use scheme will comprise 129 residential units, 20,000 sq ft of employment, community facilities and public open space, all focussed around the Dean brook which runs through the site.

The 25-acre brownfield site was originally acquired by Ashfield Land in 1995 as an income-producing investment.

The proposed scheme is designed to a high environmental standard and will include BREEAM Excellent proposals for the employment element. The residential element of the scheme has been worked up in conjunction with a national housebuilder and will be designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

It is anticipated that the application will go before committee in September.