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Core strategy

The Core Strategy is the most important part of Local Plan. It identifies the key, strategic issues of most importance to the local area and translates these into a strategy for tackling them. Examples include how to provide more affordable housing, reduce traffic congestion and tackle climate change.

The city council is currently preparing a Joint Core Strategy (JCS) with Cheltenham borough council and Tewkesbury borough council.

However previous to this a draft Gloucester Core Strategy was prepared alongside the Local Development Framework in 2006, along with other related documents. This Core Strategy will now be taken forward through the JCS but the draft Gloucester Core Strategy and other supporting information can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link below.

Preferred options

Core Strategy Preferred Options Document

Sustainability Appraisal

Legal statements

Statement of Proposals Matters (in accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004

Pre-Submission Public Participation Statement (in accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004

Issues and options

To view both sets of issues and options consultation documents, the sustainability appraisal and the comments received in response to all three, click on the relevant links below.

Issues and options consultation 1 - 25 April - 23 May 2005

Initial Development Control Issues and Options Consultation Paper

Schedule of Comments

Issues and options consultation 2 - 22 June - 3 August 2005

Revised Development Control Issues and Options Consultation Paper

Schedule of Comments

Sustainability appraisal

Development Control Policies Sustainability Appraisal

Appendix B

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