Cheltenham Plan Pre-Submission consultation


All local authorities are under a statutory obligation to prepare a development plan. Cheltenham Borough Council has chosen to do this through the preparation of two development plan documents; the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and the Cheltenham Plan. Together the two plans will provide the planning framework for the Borough until 2031 along with Gloucestershire minerals and waste plans and any neighbourhood plans made.

The guiding principles for Cheltenham Plan production have taken account of the need for clarity and brevity. In this respect, the Plan avoids duplication with the JCS as much as possible, especially in terms of background information and scene setting. Whilst an amount of background information remains necessary to help justify the policy response, much of this is advanced though background papers and topic papers.

Throughout all stages in the preparation of the Cheltenham Plan, the community and stakeholders have been engaged so that the plan which has emerged reflects their aspirations wherever possible whilst also having regard to the parameters and requirements set by national legislation and guidance as well as the context set by the JCS.

The consultation

The period for submission of representations will run for eight weeks from Monday 12th February 2018 until Monday 9th April 2018. Representations should arrive no later than midnight on Monday 9th April 2018. In accordance with government regulations we have produced a Statement of Representations Procedure which can be read here.

Anonymous comments or comments received outside these dates will not be accepted.

A number of evidence base documents and topic papers have been prepared to support the development of the Cheltenham Plan. These are available to view on the links below.

An online proposals map is available to view here. In addition, pdf site maps are is available here.

Next steps

All representations received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector. The Inspector will assess whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the Duty to Co-operate, legal and procedural requirements, and whether the plan is sound.

Please note that copies of all representations will be made available for the public to view (including your name and address), and therefore cannot be treated as confidential.



Register online 24/7

You can register online at any time irrespective of there being a live consultation. This is a great way to keep up-to-date with future Cheltenham Plan consultations.

Registering online allows:

  • you to be kept informed of future consultations;
  • you to save and review draft responses before submitting, making it easier for you to manage your representations; and
  • us to analyse representations quicker and incorporate suggestions into the Plan.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    12 Feb 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    9 Apr 2018 at 23:59