Emerging joint strategic plan (JSP)

The Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Tewkesbury Joint core strategy (JCS) development plan document was adopted in December 2017. The JCS is a coordinated strategic plan that sets out how the local authority areas of Gloucester city, Cheltenham borough and Tewkesbury borough will develop between 2011 and 2031. It sets out a spatial strategy, planning policies and site allocations to deliver development needs, whilst protecting the natural and built environment.

A full review of the joint plan has now commenced and an issues and options consultation took place between November 2018 and January 2019. The adopted JCS included a commitment to undertake an immediate review of the plan in relation to housing supply and retail/town centre matters. However, in response to the plan-making requirements set out in the  national planning policy framework (2021), the scope of the review will be comprehensive and provide a full review/replacement of the plan.

More information can be found on the JCS website: Joint Strategic Plan — Joint Core Strategy