The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council, supported by Gloucestershire County Council.

The JCS plan was adopted by all three councils in December 2017.

The JCS was formed to produce a co-ordinated strategic development plan for the area, and will plan how the area will develop during the period up to 2031.

Joint Core Strategy review

Following on from adoption, the JCS authorities are now taking forward the review.

The JCS authorities have published an ‘Issues and Options’ consultation under Regulation 18 of the of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

This consultation asks 15 key questions around issues such as:

  • What timeframe should be Plan cover?
  • How many and what type of new homes are needed to provide for our communities?
  • How can the plan support existing and new businesses?
  • What infrastructure is needed to support growth

The consultation last for over eight weeks between Monday 12 November 2018 and Friday 11 January 2019.

The consultation document is available to download below.

Alternatively, hard copies have been made available to view at the three Council receptions and all local libraries.

If at all possible please respond to the consultation via the online consultation portal.  Doing so helps ensure the consultation process is an efficient and cost effective as possible. Alternatively, response forms can be downloaded, filled in and send back via email or post.

Responses must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 11 January 2019