Strategic land use team

The strategic land use team is responsible for the preparation of planning policy in Cheltenham. We undertake research and monitoring of development activities to assist with this work. We co-operate closely with neighbouring councils and key stakeholders to ensure local plans can be delivered. Contact the team.

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Local Plan 2nd review - June 2006

Conserving the special environment of Cheltenham and identifying land which will be needed for future development

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Cheltenham Plan

A planning policy document covering Cheltenham borough which will form part of Cheltenham’s new Local Plan

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Joint Core Strategy

The JCS was formed to produce a co-ordinated strategic development plan for the area during the period up to 2031

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National Planning Policy Framework

A key part of our reforms to make the planning system less complex and more sustainable

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Evidence base

Reviews and reports which will support the preparation of the Local Development Framework

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Supplementary guidance

Advice and guidance for submitting planning applications

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Neighbourhood plans

Neighbourhood planning is a tier of the planning system which seeks to give communities more control over the future of their area

Housing development

Community infrastructure levy

This allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects