Gloucester City Plan
Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople "Call for Sites"
The government’s Planning Policy for Traveller Sites requires local authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific, deliverable residential sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople (GTTS). The 2013 Gloucestershire Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment identifies the county-wide and local authority requirements for GTTS sites between 2013 and 2031. The next stage will be to identify a sufficient number of sites to meet this need and provide some flexibility over site selection.
As part of this process, a county-wide ‘call for sites’ is being undertaken, through which individuals and organisations are invited to submit for consideration sites that they feel could be suitable for this purpose within Gloucestershire.
The ‘call for sites’ will be running for six weeks between Monday 12th August and Friday 20th September 2013. For information on how to submit a site for consideration, please visit the JCS website
The City Plan will help shape future development in Gloucester up to 2031 and the Council ran a consultation for nine weeks from 13th May until 12th July 2013 seeking views on potential future development sites in the City as well as a draft vision and strategy for the City Centre.
This consulation is now closed - however, the consultation documents are still available to view below:
* 13th June update
Additional information has been added to the Westgate (City Centre and Hempsted) section of the Sustainability Appraisal to cover Hempsted.
What is City Plan?
The City Council is preparing a new development plan that will guide the regeneration of Gloucester to 2031 and we are currently seeking your views on what should be included in the plan.
The City Plan is all about defining and delivering the Vision for Gloucester| for the next twenty years. Gloucester has been undergoing some very significant changes with a number of major regeneration schemes and a large urban extension well underway. However, the City Plan is about more than physical regeneration - it is about setting out our aspiration for the whole City and its people and is about enabling Gloucester to reach its full potential.
The City Plan will sit underneath the Joint Core Strategy (which will set out strategic planning policy such as how much development needs to be provided in the City), setting out where and when major regeneration schemes are expected to come forward and identify sites for new homes, jobs and shopping. It will provide a framework for managing and enhancing the wider City's historic and natural environment, including open space, areas of recreation and leisure and areas for environmental protection.
The story so far
City Plan Scope (May to August)
City Plan Part 1
The City Plan will be presented in three parts: Part 1 will set out the context for the City Plan. It will, amongst other things, establish the main challenges facing the City, a strategy for development and the key development principles from which the policy for the City Plan will evolve. Part 2 will identify development management policies and Part 3 will identify development opportunities.
art 1 has been prepared and was subject to consultation March/April 2012. Comments received through this process will be taken on board through a review of Part 1.
This consultation will be followed by a more detailed Plan (the 'preferred options'), which will be published in 2014 and set out the preferred Plan for the City, incorporating previous planning documents and comments submitted through this consultation.
If you would like any further information about City Plan please email the Planning Policy Service at
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