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Final JCS housing numbers

Calendar Posted 31st March 2014 by Justin | Category: Joint Core Strategy | Feed Icon | 0 Comments

Some good news and bad news.

The houses to be built in Gloucestershire has now been dropped from 33,200 to 30,500. Read more...

Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester councils are allowed to build houses on green belt land

Calendar Posted 22nd March 2014 by Justin | Category: General Blog Posts | Feed Icon | 0 Comments

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) met with the chief executives, leaders, officers and councillors from Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester councils for a summit meeting.

The aim was to clarify whether or not guidance issued by the Planning Minister Nick Boles earlier this month means no homes should be built on green belt land. Read more...

Online Greenbelt Petition

Calendar Posted 14th March 2014 by Justin | Category: General Blog Posts | Feed Icon | 0 Comments

Danny Champion has created an online government petition about saving the green belt. You can sign the petition through the link below: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62145

f the petition obtains 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons. So please spread the word so we can obtain as many signatures as possible. Read more...

Joint Core Strategy Ignoring National Planning Policy Framework

Calendar Posted 12th March 2014 by Justin | Category: In The News | Feed Icon | 0 Comments

Below are links to a couple of news articles regarding the latest National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that was recently published. (http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk)

It looks like the 3 councils in the JCS are choosing to ignore the guidance on green belt development in the NPPF! Read more...

National Planning Policy Framework Final Version Launched

Calendar Posted 7th March 2014 by Justin | Category: General Blog Posts | Feed Icon | 0 Comments

Planning minister Nick Boles has announced a new set guidelines that councils will have to follow and these include a reaffirmed emphasis on protecting the greenbelt! Previous planning practice guidance documents have now been cancelled and are being replaced by the new guidance which can be viewed in the following link:

Planning Practice Guidance Read more...

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