Joint Core Strategy Review

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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 the 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 lasts for over eight weeks between Monday 12th November 2018 and Friday 11th 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.

Consultation events

To support the consultation we are holding three separate events:

  • Gloucester - Eastgate Shopping Centre, 30th November 10am - 4pm

  • Cheltenham - Council Office reception, 4th December 10am - 4pm

  • Tewkesbury - Town Hall, 13 December 4pm - 7pm

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

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

Call for sites

The consultation also includes a 'call for sites', where developers, landowners and the community are encouraged to submit sites that could have development potential for consideration through the emerging plan. Submissions should be made using the standard proforma.

Background documents

To support the consultation, the following background documents are available.

Signing up for future notifications

For the JCS Review, there is a new consultation database.  This is to ensure that the authorities meet their requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to ensure that only those people who are interested in the JCS Review are contacted.

With this in mind, when responding to the consultation, you will be asked to confirm whether or nor you wish to be added to the database and kept informed of the JCS Review as it progresses.

You may also sign up to the database regardless of whether you want to respond to this consultation. You will need to email your contact details (your name and email address as a minimum) to

Please note: your personal information will be held by the Joint Core Strategy authorities (Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council) for the purposes of notifying you about progression of the plan review. Further information about how the Council uses your information is contained in the privacy notice.

If you would like to be removed from the consultation database, you may do so at any time by emailing