Joint Core Strategy update

Joint Core Strategy update

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The Leaders of all three Joint Core Strategy councils met on Friday morning to consider two issues that impact on the progression of the plan.

Firstly, the resolution made by Tewkesbury Borough Council to consider a plan without the Twigworth part of the Twigworth and Innsworth strategic allocation.

And secondly, confirmation from the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation that a significant portion of the MoD site in Ashchurch will not be released for housing. 

In considering these issues, the Leaders recognise the importance of continuing to work together in partnership to deliver a sound JCS which meets the needs of all three council areas.
Mike Dawson, chief executive for Tewkesbury Borough Council and senior responsible officer for the Joint Core Strategy, said: "The JCS is a hugely important plan that will shape the future of Cheltenham borough, Gloucester city and Tewkesbury borough and will guide housing and economic growth for the future. Therefore, we will be working together closely in the next few weeks and aim to bring a report to the three councils in January which will deliver a sound plan."