AN ORGANISATION has applauded a decision to allow more days for tents on iconic gardens in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham Borough Council's planning committee decided last week to allow temporary structures in Montpellier Gardens and Imperial Gardens for up to 75 days this year, and 70 days in the following years.
Cheltenham Festivals' chief executive Donna Renney said: "We are pleased with the decision to permit the use of the Gardens for events and festivals.
"As the number of supportive comments reflected, the Festivals provide a unique cultural mix of which Cheltenham is rightly proud.
"The decision to allow the Festivals to be at the heart of the town will strengthen Cheltenham's cultural profile for the future."
A petition, which garnered more than 930 signatures, had been set up, calling for the application to be rejected.