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Local development scheme (LDS)

Prepared by local planning authorities the local development scheme (LDS) identifies the timetable for the preparation of development plan documents (DPDs) which together constitute the ‘local plan’ for the area, as required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended. For Tewkesbury Borough Council this includes the joint core strategy (JCS) and the Tewkesbury borough plan (TBP).

Supplementary planning documents (SPD)

Local Heritage List Selection Criteria for Tewkesbury Borough SPD

The local heritage list selection criteria for Tewkesbury borough SPD was adopted by Tewkesbury Borough Council on 17 May 2022.

Shopfronts, Shutters and Signage: Design Guidance for Tewkesbury Borough SPD

The draft shopfronts, shutters and signage: design guidance for Tewkesbury borough SPD was adopted at the Council meeting on 12 April 2022.

Golden Valley SPD

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury councils are working together to drive a world class development at West Cheltenham to be known as cyber central garden community. Our vision is to create a vibrant pioneering community integrating hi-tech business, residential and leisure uses. It will require the highest standards of environmental sustainability integrating exemplar homes as part of a thriving campus and garden community.

This planning framework called a supplementary planning document (SPD) will provide a broad masterplan setting out important principles including connections from existing neighbourhoods, the design of green spaces, new homes, employment spaces and community facilities. This SPD follows on from the allocation of this land for the development in principle through the adopted Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury joint core strategy (2017). Going forward this SPD will inform future planning application submissions on the site.

A draft SPD was subject to public consultation between Monday 13th January and Monday 17th February 2020.

The golden valley development supplementary planning document was adopted by Tewkesbury borough council on 28th July 2020.

For more information regarding the SPD, please visit theĀ dedicated website

Tewkesbury Town Regeneration SPD

This supplementary planning document (SPD) identifies the constraints and opportunities within the Tewkesbury town area, identifies key development opportunities and sets our key design principles. It is to be used as a planning tool to guide redevelopment and regeneration within the town.

Flood and Water Management SPD

The flood and water management SPD supports existing policy and provides guidance to developers and decision makers on how to manage surface water and main river flood risk.

Statement of community involvement

The statement of community involvement (SCI) was adopted on 30th March 2022. It sets out how Tewkesbury borough council will engage with local communities and stakeholders in the development of planning policy documents and in the determination of planning applications within the Borough, as well as how the council will support communities undertaking neighbourhood planning.