• Construction and Infrastructure

To offer support in identifying and facilitating the planning of employment land within the county particularly along the M5 ‘growth zone’.

To work collaboratively to support infrastructure developments surrounding planned growth areas, taking into consideration any environmental and social impact.

  • Work with Gloucester City, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham Borough councils on the continuation of delivery of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS).
  • Build on the ‘barriers to development’ work of Local Authorities and Planners to ensure a more joined-up approach to applications and the planning process.
  • Offer collective responses on behalf of GFirst LEP to Local and National Plans and infrastructure projects where appropriate
  • Lead the LEP ‘Planning Matters’ forum to facilitate engagement with private and public sectors.



Chair: Stephen Limbrick – Limbrick Studio Ltd
GFirst LEP Board Member: Nicola Bird - the AccXel Centre

Adrian Rowley - Alder King
Ben Ramsay - Barnwood Construction
Simon Carey – Barnwood Construction
Steve MacPherson – Bloor Homes
Scott Winnard – Bruton Knowles
David Oakhill - Cheltenham Borough Council
Philippa Lowe - Publica Group, Cotswold District Council
Jeremy Williamson – Independent consultant
Robert Duncan – Duncan Property Developments
Michael Carter – EG Carter
Angela Presdee - Gloucestershire County Council
Andrew Billings – Newland Homes
Nick Upton – Nicholas J Upton and Partners
Mike Court – Quattro Design Architects
Paul Fong – Ridge and Partners LLP
Simon Tothill – Robert Hitchins
Garry King – Two Rivers Housing

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