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Joint Core Strategy - Issues and Options

Joint Core Strategy - Issues and Options


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Town centres require wider growth in order they remain vital and viable. Many town centres are suffering from the growth of online shopping and a clear plan to provide the necessary footfall to maintain shops and services is required. Part of this plan is to provide the necessary growth of asettlement to ensure facilities are used.


01 Apr 2019 15:39

We reserve the right to submit formal responses on the approach the JCS is taking to planning for retail and centres once more detailed proposals have been issued for consultation as part of future plan-making stages.

28 Mar 2019 12:49

Notwithstanding the requirement that the immediate retail review of Policy SD2 needs to be undertaken separately and in advance of the wider JCS review, the plan needs to recognise/support, in addition to meeting retail needs on centrally located sites, a positive approach to town centre growth, management and adaptation. The importance of Gloucester Quays and Gloucester Docks, including the Outlet, Baker’s Quay, the Peel Centre and emerging new housing areas, to the health of Gloucester City Centre should also be specifically acknowledged as part of that positive approach. Each of these components is responsible for bringing many more people to live, shop and undertake leisure activities in Central Gloucester than would otherwise be the case, bringing proven footfall and other benefits to the city centre core. It forms and operates as an integral part of the shopping core of Gloucester

27 Mar 2019 15:36

It is particularly disappointing that the retail review is only now being commenced. It should have been started when it was first promised. This was a good time before final adoption and we could now be looking at the completed project.

We do not consider that a further call for sites is justified until we have a proper retail strategy giving guidance as to where the need should arise.

27 Mar 2019 14:55

This retail issue concerns town centres. It does not need to subsume or include the detailed Policies concerning Cheltenham’s specific (uncommon) Hierarchy of townwide retail clusters, which do urgently need the promised "immediate" (not drawn-out) updating of these Retained CBC policies.

27 Mar 2019 14:26

No response


22 Mar 2019 16:05

No response

22 Mar 2019 16:01

We do not feel qualified to answer this question.


22 Mar 2019 15:47

A11. It is accepted that planning policies should support town centres to evolve and adapt to the future challenges and changing circumstances. Officers recommend reviewing the recent Grimsey Review 2 report and in particular its principles for a thriving town centre.

Within this context, Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Town Council are working in partnership to prepare and deliver and a masterplan for Cirencester town centre. The master plan will provide increased car parking, new public spaces and opportunities for new development. The Council welcomes any opportunities to share ideas, evidence and opportunities to support the different and unique roles each town centre plays in Gloucestershire.

22 Mar 2019 15:14

No comment.

22 Mar 2019 15:08
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