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Growth in our borough

We are committed to punching well above our weight creating a ‘place’ to meet the needs of our growing population and aspiring businesses. 

Securing sustainable growth has its roots set in the Joint Core Strategy that we have adopted. Working in partnership our bold and innovative plan sets out our ambition to deliver

  • 35,000 homes by 2031, half will be built on sites within Tewkesbury Borough delivering needs of Tewkesbury Borough and our neighbours. 
  • 50 per cent increase in housing stock over to 2031. 
  • 200 hectares of employment land
  • 40,000 new jobs.

The relationships we forge and nurture are vital to our success in delivering this.

Our successful partnership with the Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP) helped us secure

  • £5m Government funding (levering £7m of private funding) for infrastructure gateways off the A40 to deliver a site of 2000 homes
  • £22 million to access infrastructure delivering some 4000 homes allocated in the JCS.

We have an excellent relationship with Gloucestershire County Council and through this partnership we have worked together to secure government funding of more than £700m of road infrastructure, including provision of an all-ways J10, and we are continuing to work together to secure funding of up to £500m to secure a new junction on the M5 and a realignment of the crucial cross-country A46 link.

Our Tewkesbury Garden Town, delivering a transformational quality settlement of nestling in the foothills of the Cotswolds will deliver:

  • over 10,000 homes meeting borough’s needs to 2041 and beyond
  • 100 hectares of employment land
  • 2 new schools
  • community infrastructure
  • Housing Infrastructure Funding to create a new bridge over the railway line

This development will double the size of Tewkesbury town from just over 20,000 residents to over 40,000 beyond 2041.  

Our partnership approach is vital to our success in delivering growth. This is evidenced in our Garden Community (Golden Valley), which we’ve also secured on a joint strategic site that we share with Cheltenham Borough Council.

Golden Valley and its associated Cyber Central project will be the first of its kind in the country – a unique location dedicated to development of cyber technology research, skills, business and capability. The integrated garden village will build communities with local character, good employment opportunities, strong services, integrated accessible transport, innovative uses of technology and beautiful green spaces.

This site will deliver:

  • the Government’s ambitions for a cyber park nearby world-class GCHQ
  • approximately 3000 homes,
  • 40,000 square metres of employment space,
  • quarter of a billion pounds worth of infrastructure to improve J10 of the M5.

Our ambition is tangible.  Our trajectory for the past three years has been consistently achieved, delivering more new homes than we had planned by more than 1100 homes (5000 against a target of 3900) over and above our target since 2011 when the plan period began (amounting to 25% extra).

The growth opportunities and conditions we have created contribute significantly to the economic business case to upgrade the A46 in which we play a leading role. The A46 trade corridor – one of the UKs most important in the Country - has an output of £115b per year. 

We are also producing a rail strategy to maximise the opportunity as part of a multimillion cross partnership investment to improve services, branding and facilities at Tewkesbury railway station

Reflecting our commitment to innovatively driving growth, our current chief executive takes the lead in Strategic Planning for the Gloucestershire Joint Economic Growth Committee.  We play a pivotal role in facilitating and enabling growth for Tewkesbury Borough and leading a countywide approach to strategic planning.  We lead on a countywide project to ‘remove barriers for development’.  This has had tangible benefits relating to facilitating development in the form of:

  • Quicker response times for queries on planning applications
  • Access to expert advice on matters relating to planning
  • Clarity on information provided to developers to allow greater certainty for investors
  • Improved performance