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Find out how you can get involved in the plan making process, planning applications, committees and enforcement.

Have your say on the New Local Plan

We are developing a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire. This will include a new strategy and policies to guide and manage growth and change in our area over the next 15 years. Find out how you can have your say and keep updated with the progress on our South Gloucestershire New Local Plan page.

Commenting on planning applications

You can view and comment on planning applications that have not yet been decided.  Everyone is welcome to comment, even if you have not been formally notified of the application.  By law, all comments made on a current planning application must be publicly available.  We regret that we cannot accept anonymous comments and we are unable to respond to individual comments. You can find out more on our commenting on planning applications page.

Speaking at planning committee meetings

If an application you are interested in is to appear before a planning committee, you can arrange to attend and speak at the committee meeting to give your views. 

Your attendance will need to be confirmed before noon on the day before the committee meeting, contact democratic services on 01454 864425.

You may speak individually or as a group.  There is a time limit of 5 minutes for each group of speakers supporting the proposal and 5 minutes for those against the proposal. 

Further guidance of speaking at the committee

Details of all upcoming committee meetings and their agendas

Tell us about something you think has breached planning control

If you think something has breached planning control, you can check it online and report a valid planning breach.

The Planning Enforcement Customer Charter sets out timescales, the overall process and what you can expect.

Planning Peer Review May 2022

An external review of our planning service was carried out in May 2022.

Read the report

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