Retail study

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The three authorities of Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough have commissioned consultants to undertake a Retail Study to to inform the emerging Joint Core Strategy. The study is being undertaken in two phases.

The objectives of Phase 1 of the study are as follows:

  • To provide a health check analysis of the main centres in the JCS area;

  • To estimate the quantitative capacity for additional retail floorspace over the period to 2031 for convenience and comparison (bulky/non-bulky) goods;

  • To assess the qualitative needs of the JCS area;

  • To assess the role and function of existing centres;

  • To identify a potential supply of sites for retail use;

  • To provide development management policy recommendations; and

  • To provide a retail monitoring baseline.

The report and associated materials can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link below:

If you have any questions please contact the JCS Team.