Joint Core Strategy

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

The JCS was adopted by the three local authorities in December 2017.  It is a co-ordinated strategic development plan that sets out how the area will develop between 2011 and 2031.

“As the centre of Gloucestershire for economic development, it is vital to have an up to date development plan for the area and after a rigorous process of preparation, consultation and examination, the JCS was adopted on 11 December 2017.The JCS sets out the amount of new homes, jobs and supporting infrastructure that is needed to 2031 and details the strategy for how this development is to be delivered in a managed and resilient way whilst protecting our exceptional natural and built environment.This adopted plan has been shaped by the thousands of responses received at earlier stages of the project and we wish to thank those residents, community groups, businesses and service providers who all helped to create the plan and we ask that everyone continues to work together to deliver the JCS and its aims.”

Click here to review the full strategic development plan.

More information can also be found via the JCS website:

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Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce

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