Tewkesbury Borough Council - Ashchurch Concept Master Plan
The plan, which has been developed by Tewkesbury Borough Council and supported by Homes England, reviews the housing potential in Ashchurch to help meet the housing need in Tewkesbury borough. Carrying out a review to meet the housing need in the borough is a formal requirement following the 2017 adoption of the Joint Core Strategy (which sets out the need and location for employment and housing sites across Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough up to 2031).
As well as considering housing potential, the masterplan also identifies the necessary infrastructure needed to support this development, including a new bridge over the railway, new schools including a secondary school, and the provision of a number of neighbourhood centres.
The Ashchurch Concept Masterplan can be viewed here: https://www.jointcorestrategy.org/ashchurch-development-project
A public meeting, organised by ARPC, was held on 10th Decmber at Sherdon's Centre. This was attended by the head of development services at TBC and a comprehensive Q&A session was held. A report on this can be viewed here
The TBC Masterplan has the backing of Homes England and there is the suggestion of turning the scheme into a new Garden Town. This will attract additional central funding and assistance with planning for infrastructure. It does though extend the number of new houses to be built in Ashchurch to 10,000 with an addition of over 11,000 new jobs to be generated from industrial development here.
This public consultation ended on the 11th January 2019. The address for responses - email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses made are not currently published by TBC but the ARPC response and others may be viewed below...