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Local development schemes (LDS)

Prepared by Local Planning Authorities the Local Development Scheme (LDS) identifies the timetable for the preparation of Development Plan Documents (DPDs) which together constitute the 'Local Plan' for the area, as required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended. For Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council this includes the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and each authority's district level plan.

To download the LDS for each authority please click on the relevant link below:


Sustainable community strategies (SCS)

Prepared by Local Strategic Partnerships as a set of goals and actions which they, in representing the residential, business, statutory and voluntary interests of a local area, wish to promote. The Community Strategy should inform the Local Development Framework and act as an umbrella for all other strategies devised for the local area.

To download SCS relevant to the JCS, click on the relevant link below:


Local strategic partnership event

As one of the earliest steps in the development process of the Joint Core Strategy, the members of the executive groups of Local Strategic Partnerships of the three areas, together with the Gloucestershire Strategic Partnership, were brought together at an event on November 10th 2008.

Independent facilitators, (Lynn Wetenhall Associates) were commissioned to help plan and to facilitate the meeting. This is a report of proceedings from that meeting, produced by the facilitators. The material in here is largely verbatim material, as set out by participants on their worksheets during the group work sessions, together with material from the presentations made on the day, and additional points made in the plenary sessions.

  • JCS Local Strategic Partnerships event report, November 2008

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Evidence used to inform the Joint Core Strategy can be downloaded from the evidence document library.

Details of previous public consultations.

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