Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Key principles

2.21 To deliver the City Plan Vision, a set of 13 key principles have been identified. These feed into the policies and ensure the Vision is met.

  1. Ensure that new development contributes to the delivery of a transforming city which brings regeneration benefits, promotes sustainable development, makes the most efficient used of brownfield land and the reuse of vacant buildings and space.
  2. Ensure that new development is supported by the necessary infrastructure.
  3. Regenerate and develop the city centre and other areas of the city in a way that responds to and meets the needs of the 21st century and builds on strengths such as heritage and the waterside location.
  4. Build on existing strengths to create a distinctive, diverse and innovative cultural, arts, tourism and sporting offer.
  5. Encourage a vibrant and safe evening and night-time economy that appeals to all age groups and interests and encourages more overnight visitors.
  6. Provide a balanced mix of new homes that provide for the needs and aspirations of existing and future communities.
  7. Encourage and facilitate inward and homegrown investment, attract innovative growth sectors, create high and stable levels of economic growth and productivity, and increase jobs and skills development opportunities.
  8. Improve educational attainment, skills and learning opportunities.
  9. Protect and enhance the city's leisure, recreation and environmental assets, including the historic environment, public open spaces, woodlands and trees, allotments, areas of nature conservation, sensitive landscapes, playing fields and sports facilities.
  10. Deliver development that achieves high quality design and layouts that integrates new and existing communities, reduces crime and the fear of crime, builds positively on local distinctiveness and contributes to the creation of an active, connected and sustainable city.
  11. Ensure that development responds, mitigates and minimises its impact on climate change through sustainable design and construction, addressing flood risk and encouraging the use of sustainable forms of transport, making the most of existing infrastructure.
  12. Improve the health and wellbeing of communities through good design that promotes and prioritises active travel and active lifestyles, by providing access to good quality open spaces, playing fields, multi-functional green infrastructure and community facilities.
  13. Tackle poverty and deprivation in the worst affected areas of the city.

2.22 The following key diagram shows Gloucester City within the context of JCS growth and key constraints. It shows the key JCS growth area to the north and east, located within Tewkesbury Borough, as well as development to the south of the city's boundary in Stroud District.