What is a Core Strategy?

The Core Strategy is the most important part of the Local Development Framework. It identifies the key, strategic issues of most importance to the local area and translates these into a strategy for tackling them. Examples include how to provide more affordable housing, reduce traffic congestion and tackle climate change.

In March 2008, Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council, with input from Gloucestershire County Council, decided to produce a Joint Core Strategy.

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