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We are developing a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire. The Local Plan 2020 will include a new strategy and policies to guide and manage growth and change in our area over the next 15 years.

This is an important opportunity to:

  • shape the places that we live, work and socialise in
  • have a direct impact on quality of life, the natural and built environment
  • have positive impacts on climate change, inequalities and encourage a green economy
  • discuss choices and make decisions about where significant levels of growth for new homes and jobs might be located, and which areas should be protected

Phase 1 – Issues and Approaches

Consultation now closed

The phase 1 consultation ran from 27 November 2020 to 1 March 2021.

To find out more:

Phase 1 supporting documents

We also released for consultation information and documents which support the preparation of our Local Plan 2020. These consultations are also closed. You can find out more about these by following the links below:

Evidence base and Call for Sites

You can read the documents related to the Local Plan 2020 and emerging sub regional Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) on our Local Plan evidence base page.

We accepted Call for Sites from 7 July 2020 to 20 October 2020. We have now processed these submissions. For more information on how this will inform our new Local Plan 2020 and to view the up-to-date Call for Sites online map visit our call for sites 2020 consultation page.


A detailed timeline for preparing our new Local Plan is set out in our Local Plan Delivery Programme (LPDP). Changes to the national planning system may impact the timeline set out, we will keep everyone updated if significant changes to the timeline are needed.


July – October 2020: Call for Sites invited.

November 2020 – March 2021: Current consultation. Phase 1 – on issues and approaches to inform preparation of our new Local Plan 2020.

Late 2021:  Phase 2 – on potential options for growth, protection, site proposals and place discussions.

2022: Publication version available for consultation.

2023: Submission and examination by planning inspector. New local plan to be adopted at the end of 2023.

Keep updated

By signing up to our consultations, you can keep up with progress on the Local Plan, consultations and key updates from us. You can also register for updates by emailing

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