Decision details

Draft Local Development Guide Consultation (2024)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of the Local Development Guide (LDG) is to provide information to local planning authorities (LPAs), developers, and all stakeholders on the types of infrastructure where Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) may seek to secure funding to mitigate the impacts of the proposed development; to make it acceptable in planning terms.

The LDG needs to be periodically reviewed to ensure it reflects the latest published national and local guidance. The existing LDG was adopted in 2021 and there is a need to update the document to ensure it remains fit for purpose protecting the wider public interest.

Delegated authority is sought to launch an initial 8-week public consultation on the draft LDG. Subject to any material changes required in response to the representations received, a second targeted consultation may be required to conclude the review process. The aim is for the updated LDG to be adopted by Cabinet in December 2024.


Any representations should be sent to:


Name:  Ben Watts

Tel. no: 01452 426771


By 5pm on 9th May 2024




In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to: Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

a) Launch, hold, and assess representations received during an 8-week consultation on the draft Local Development Guide (2024), from the 3 June 2024 to the 28 July 2024.

 b) Determine the need for a second consultation on the draft updated Local Development Guide (2024).

c) Launch, hold and assess representations received during a second 4-week consultation on the draft updated Local Development Guide (2024) in September 2024, if deemed appropriate.

Publication date: 15/05/2024

Date of decision: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

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