THE latest plans for the potential development of 2,000 homes in Chesterton, Cirencester will go on display to the public next week.

Bathurst Development Limited will be hosting a community exhibition on July 13-14 so the public can view the plans, chat to project members and give their feedback.

Members of the public are welcome to attend on Monday, July 13 from 3pm-8pm or Tuesday, July 14 from 10am-2pm. Both events will be held at Bingham House Gallery in Dyer Street, Cirencester.

These sessions will come just days before two public consultations are due to be held to discuss whether the 2,000 homes will be better placed in Chesterton or Kemble Airport.

A spokesman for Bathurst Development Limited said: "Over the last six months the team has been working tirelessly with a number of technical bodies including service providers, environmental, planning, highways, landscape and heritage experts to deliver a vision for Chesterton that will complement the town and protect its rich legacy.

"Delivering the new homes and offices, the school and community buildings, the public parks and sports pitches and all the supporting infrastructure, will create over 1,000 new permanent jobs from the construction alone.

"Also once completed, the people and families living here are forecast to spend millions of pounds a year on items likely to be purchased locally. This is a huge investment in the towns continuing prosperity.

"The most sustainable locations for new homes are those where existing services, facilities, community infrastructure and employment opportunities are readily accessible and, let’s be in no doubt, Cirencester offers more of these than any other location in Cotswold District."