Issue details

Gloucestershire County Council’s partnership agreement with Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council in relation to the Joint Strategic Plan.

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is part of the statutory development plan for Gloucestershire and heavily influences the quantum and future location of future growth in the JCS area. The purpose of this report is to confirm Gloucestershire County Council’s (GCC’s) participation in relation to the current review of the JCS, including the signing of a formal Partnership Agreement between GCC and the three local planning authorities.


Any representations should be sent to:

Name: Ben Watts

Telephone: 01452 426771

Email:  By 5pm on 8 June 2022


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects two or more divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/04/2020

Decision due: Between 3 Aug 2020 and 16 Jun 2022 by Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Contact: Simon Excell, Assistant Director of Planning and Economic Development Email: Tel: 01452-428487.


The revised JCS Partnership Agreement has been agreed between the legal officers of both Tewkesbury BC (on behalf of the JCS) and GCC.

The JCS Issues and Options – Consultation document was subject to public consultation between 12th November 2018 and 11th January 2019.

Scrutiny Input: The Environment Scrutiny Committee has been (and will continue to be) updated on the progress of the review of the JCS at every meeting as part of the EE&I’s Executive Director’s report.

Planned Dates: The JCS Partnership Agreement, when signed by GCC, will have to be formally signed by the other three local planning authorities. No dates have been set for this yet.