Documents and letters

From time to time, The Parish Council are advised of new information, strategies and plans that could affect life for our residents. Where we do respond, it is important that we share our responses with you. To see these documents,  please download the file to your own computer.  You will need adobe acrobat (or other s/w) most of which is available free of charge.

New Joint Core Strategy  Notice of Publication of the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy for Gloucester, Cheltenham & TewkesburyI am writing to inform you that between 30 June and 11 August 2014, Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough Councils will be formally publishing the Pre-Submission version of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) for Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough & Tewkesbury Borough. This is a key stage in the plan production process and is the first stage of the statutory submission process to the Secretary of State and the subsequent Examination which is timetabled for early 2015. The JCS provides the strategic framework for development in the three administrative areas, setting out the identified need and location for housing, employment and supporting infrastructure up to 2031. The document presents a long-term vision for the area together with policies relating to important issues. These policies are essential as they define and guide development in the JCS area. This publication stage of the JCS is different to previous consultations which focused on the content and strategy of the JCS. The Pre-Submission documents are being published to seek public representations in respect of issues around legal compliance and soundness. Documents and consultation material will be available via the JCS website ( and at all of the deposit locations listed with this letter. Representations on the draft JCS should be made via: Representations must be received no later than 11 August 2014. Following publication, the three JCS Councils will consider representations received and where appropriate may make minor changes to the JCS prior to Submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination. Any person may make representations on the JCS and those made in accordance with the representations procedure, relating to the tests of soundness and legal compliance will be considered at the independent examination. Please note that anonymous comments or comments made outside of these dates will not be accepted. In addition, as part of the publication process, officers from the JCS local authorities are holding four ‘drop in’ events across the JCS area.  JCS staff will be on hand to answer questions and advise on the representation process. At all events an exhibition, the publication documents and response forms will be available for you.  Details of where and when these are going to be held are provided with this letter. Yours faithfully, Joint Core Strategy Team

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