Gloucestershire Rural Community Council


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Useful information

Joint Core Strategy for Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, supported by Gloucestershire County Council. 

The JCS was formed to produce a coordinated strategic development plan for the area, and will plan how the area will develop during the period up to 2031.

For more information on the Joint Core Strategy click here   

Innovation in Practice: Delivering Rural Housing – July 2013

Hastoe Housing Association has released this publication which highlights the role of Rural Housing Enablers and local people in providing rural housing in areas where there is little or no Social Housing Grant. It follows up on ideas first expressed in a Report and Toolkit published six years ago and demonstrates what can be done using 21 case studies.

There were big changes made to social housing rents in recent years.

Please click here to read the new affordable rents document

Affordable Rural Housing a practical guide for parish councils

This is a very useful source of information and is available from the National Housing Federation. Click here for a brochure for parish councillors