Housing plans closer to collapsing
FUTURE housing plans for north Gloucestershire are looking increasingly fragile after Tewkesbury councillors criticised their Cheltenham counterparts.
Members from the borough councils for the areas are supposed to be working with Gloucester City Council on a Joint Core Strategy, a plan to determine house-building up to 2031.
But after Gloucester councillors had criticised Cheltenham members for suggesting that a lower-than-expected number of houses, 18,600, could be built, Tewkesbury members have blasted them too.
At last night's full council meeting, Tewkesbury joined Gloucester in saying that the numbers should be more like 28,500 or even as high as 43,220.
Tewkesbury and Gloucester are now warning that unless Cheltenham has a change of heart, the Joint Core Strategy may collapse and they may work on their own housing plans.
See tomorrow's Echo and Citizen for more details.