Issue details

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

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects two or more divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

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

Decision due: Between 3 Aug 2020 and 18 Mar 2022 by Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Contact: Simon Excell, Lead Commissioner Strategic Infrastructure 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.


  • Adopted JCS (December 2017)  
  • JCS Issues and Options – Consultation Document (October 2018)