Monitoring reports

Local development scheme 2017

View the preparation timetable for development plan documents in Cheltenham borough.

Annual monitoring reports (ongoing)

An annual monitoring report (AMR) reviews progress of the council’s local plans and includes monitoring information on housing, employment and environment.

The purpose of this AMR is to:

  • monitor the preparation of Cheltenham’s local plans against timetables in the LDS
  • assess the extent to which policy objectives are being achieved, and policies are being used effectively
  • review actions taken under the duty to co-operate
  • set out the council's assessment of the Cheltenham’s housing land supply position

By law we have to produce a planning monitoring report.  Although the Localism Act 2011 and Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 have reduced previous monitoring requirements for local planning authorities, it is now a matter for individual councils to decide on the content of their monitoring reports, as long as they comply with national and EU legislation.

Cheltenham’s AMR focuses on statutory requirements and locally specific matters of importance which can be linked to corporate monitoring functions in future to assist in making efficiencies and avoid unnecessary data collection processes.

Non-residential Land Use Monitoring Report (ongoing)

The report outlines the supply of land for non-residential uses to provide an accurate and up-to-date evidence base for Cheltenham Borough Council's Development Plan. The report will be produced on an annual basis which monitors all sites with planning permission for non-residential land uses between 1 April and 31 March of every year.

These reports were previously known as Employment Land Availability Reports or Employment Land Position Statements. The new title of this report ' Non-Residential Land Use Monitoring Report' reflects what is actually included within the report which is all land uses except for use class order C3 dwellings.

Residential Land Availability Report (ongoing)

The Residential Land Availability Report records the results of a survey of all sites with planning permission for housing in the Cheltenham Borough Council area between 1 April and 31 March of every year. The number of dwellings completed, under construction, and not started was recorded. The survey is carried out every 12 months in order to maintain an up-to-date record of house building in the borough, which can be used to monitor Structure Plan provision, draft Regional Spatial Strategy and Local Plan allocations.