Types of guidance

We have introduced several types of supplementary guidance to help you understand the issues facing the borough and assist decision taking on planning applications. According to the processes that they have been through in preparation, different weight is accorded to them in decision taking.

We also provide guidance for ensuring socially sustainable development. Successful housing developments require more than high quality design and infrastructure. The communities that are created as a consequence of these developments must be socially sustainable.

A paper has been produced by Barnwood Trust, Cheltenham Borough Homes, and Bromford on socially sustainable development. This document is an introductory resource to building sustainable communities, and developers are encouraged to consider it.