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Other policy documents

Waste and minerals local plans and transport policy documents are also produced for Stroud District. Neighbouring authorities produce local plans which may result in impacts upon areas within Stroud District.
Stroud District Council has also produced mitigation strategies where necessary to comply with the Habitats Regulation Assessment.

Waste and minerals

Gloucestershire County Council is the local planning authority for waste and minerals planning matters within Stroud District.

The following documents are, or will, form part of the development plan for Stroud District:

Please contact Gloucestershire Council for further information regarding these documents.


Gloucestershire County Council is the local highway authority for Stroud District.

Plans produced by neighbouring authorities

Information regarding development plans produced by neighbouring authorities can be found here:

Cheltenham Borough, Gloucester City and Tewkesbury Borough Councils are producing a Joint Core Strategy.

HRA Mitigation Strategies

Under the Habitats Directive, Stroud District Council has a duty to ensure that all the activities the Council regulates have no adverse effect on the integrity of any of the Natura 2000 sites (Together Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) make up the network of Natura 2000 sites). The effect of the Regulations is to require the Council as local planning authority to ensure that no likely significant adverse effect arises from any proposed development scheme or Local Plan.

Rodborough Common SAC

Habitat Regulation Assessments have concluded that proposed residential growth in the Local Plan within the catchment of Rodborough Common could have a likely significant effect, in the absence of appropriate mitigation. The Council has therefore worked in partnership with Natural England, the National Trust, the Rodborough Commoners and Stroud Valleys Project to devise an agreed Interim Impact Avoidance Strategy for housing within an identified 3km catchment of Rodborough Common. The assessment is available here.

The Strategy was adopted by the Council's Environment Committee on 19th March 2015.

The following documents set out the process whereby Rodborough Common mitigation measures are secured during the planning application process.

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