Issue details

Draft Local Development Guide Consultation (2024)

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



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/04/2024

Decision due: Between 15 May 2024 and 22 May 2024 by Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Lead member: Cllr David Gray, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning

Contact: Colin Chick, Executive Director of Economy, Economy and Infrastructure Email:



Background papers

  • The GCC Local Development Guide 2021:  
  • Position Statement on Pupil Product Ratios from new housing (ICM decision March 2024)