Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

What is the Gloucester City Plan?

1.1 The Gloucester City Plan (GCP), together with the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy (JCS), the Gloucestershire Minerals and Waste Local Plans and any Neighbourhood Plans will, when adopted, comprise the statutory Development Plan for Gloucester up to 2031. Together, they set out the city's policies and proposals for development and use of land. The GCP supports the delivery of the Council Plan (2017 - 2020) and other strategies and plans. it is important the GCP is consistent with the objectives and principles of the JCS and the national content set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). The diagram below shows the Development Plan for Gloucester City and its relationship with the NPPF and NPPG.

1.2 Between 2011 and 2031, Gloucester has and will experience significant growth. The JCS identifies larger sites for housing and employment and deals with strategic issues such as major infrastructure delivery and transport. The GCP identifies additional site allocations for smaller scale growth and sets out detailed policies for development and how key assets will be protected, for example the historic environment, open spaces and sports facilities. The GCP does not seek to cover strategic issues that are addressed by the JCS or the subsequent review of the JCS. The map below shows the context Gloucester City Council and the GCP, in relation to the JCS area and Gloucestershire.