Emerging Planning Policy
The City Council is required to prepare a ‘Development Plan’ for the City that will set out the manner in which both housing and economic growth will be delivered in the long term, while also ensuring that the City’s environmental capital (green spaces, wildlife and landscape) is preserved and enhanced.
The emerging Development Plan for Gloucester is the Joint Core Strategy and the Gloucester City Plan.
Joint Core Strategy
The Joint Core Strategy is a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council which will set out a strategic planning framework for the three areas. More information is available from the
Joint Core Strategy website.
Gloucester City Plan
The Gloucester City Plan will sit underneath the Joint Core Strategy and provide more detailed policies for Gloucester City. More information is available from the
Gloucester City Plan webpage.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed to support new development. It will replace Section 106 planning obligations for many forms of infrastructure, although Section 106 agreements will continue to be used for affordable housing provision and can still be used for site-specific mitigation measures.
Find out more about CIL.
Local Development Scheme (October 2017)
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out a timetable for how the City Plan and Joint Core Strategy will be completed. Local Development Scheme (LDS).
Statement of Community Involvement
Our adopted Statement of Community Involvement (2015) sets out when and how the City Council will undertake consultation when preparing new plans and in determining significant planning applications.
Local Development Framework
Previously, the City Council has consulted on four different planning documents, which were collectively known as the Local Development Framework. For this purpose, the local development scheme (LDS), which is essentially a timetable, sets out what documents will be produced and when by the City Council as part of its LDF delivery. These documents all reached the ‘preferred options’ stage and are currently on hold whilst the Joint Core Strategy and Gloucester City Plan are progressed. Further information on each of the documents is available by clicking on the relevant link below.