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Tewkesbury Borough Council votes in favour of Joint Core Strategy

Tewkesbury Borough Council has backed the proposed Joint Core Strategy (JCS) at its full council meeting on 5th December.

Cllr Dave Waters, leader of the council, said: "The adoption of the JCS represents a significant step forward in regards to achieving the economic growth and development set out in our strategy and concludes 10 years of hard work and planning. We can now focus on delivering the housing and employment land we need."

Gloucester City Council adopted the strategy on 23rd November and Cheltenham Borough Council has a full council meeting scheduled for 11th December. For the JCS to be adopted, all three councils must vote in favour of accepting the plans.

The JCS sets out the identified need and location for employment and housing sites and associated infrastructure within Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury up to 2031.

The JCS proposes a total of 35,175 houses across the three districts by 2031 - 14,359 for Gloucester, 10, 917 for Cheltenham and 9,899 for Tewkesbury, with some of the allocation for Cheltenham and Gloucester falling within the Tewkesbury district. Main development areas within the JCS include Innsworth, Twigworth, South Churchdown, North Brockworth, North West Cheltenham and West Cheltenham.

It must comply with national planning policy guidance set by the government and must be based on local, statistical evidence such as population changes and economic forecasts.

More information can be found on the JCS website https://jointcorestrategy.org 

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