Framework for development

The council prepares development briefs to assist developers in bringing forward land for development. The objective of a development brief is to provide a framework for development within the context of the Local Plan, seeking to:

  • achieve a co-ordinated approach to development in the area
  • make the best use of land in the interests of sustainable development
  • achieve an appropriate mix and balance of uses in accordance with the Local Plan
  • achieve good design that creates attractive, functional spaces, which enhance the quality of life of those that use them and create a sense of identity and place
  • maintain and enhance the special qualities of Cheltenham, including the character and appearance of conservation areas, listed buildings and their settings, open spaces and the wider countryside
  • reduce car use and facilitate public transport, walking and cycling