South Gloucestershire New Local Plan
Spatial Development Strategy update
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 at least 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 future homes and jobs might be located, and which areas should be protected
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New Local Plan Phase 1 - Issues and Approaches
Consultation now closed.
The Phase 1 consultation ran from 27 November 2020 to 1 March 2021. You can access the document and information produced to support the Phase 1 document below.
New Local Plan Phase 2 - Urban, Rural and Key Issues
Consultation now closed.
The Phase 2 consultation ran from 7 February 2022 to 4 April 2022. You can access the document and information produced to support the Phase 2 document below.
Evidence base and Call for Sites
Our Local Plan evidence base includes documents related to the new Local Plan, including recent and forthcoming new evidence and background information supporting the Phase 2 consultation.
Further updates and evidence will be added to this page to support production of the new Local Plan.
New and updated Call for Sites information and submissions are being accepted whilst the Phase 2 consultation is open. These however should be submitted on a Call for Sites form and include a clear map, along with any supporting information.
Visit our Call for Sites consultation page to access the Call for Sites form, find out how this will inform the New Local Plan and to view all Call for Sites received to date on our online map.
New Local Plan timeline
A detailed timeline for preparing our new Local Plan is set out in the Local Plan Delivery Programme (LPDP). This may be subject to change based on any changes to the National Planning System.
July to October 2020: Call for Sites invited
November 2020 to March 2021: Public consultation Phase 1 on issues and approaches, new approaches for urban and rural communities, and a draft planning policy to inform preparation of our new Local Plan 2020
February 2022 to April 2022: Public consultation Phase 2 including:
– Urban Lifestyles
– potential site allocations and employment areas in Urban Areas and within Market Towns
– potential approaches to rural growth
– Strategic Green Infrastructure
– Renewable Energy Areas
– draft planning policies for growth, protection, site proposals and place discussions
Future stages of the Local Plan are being planned to progress alongside the Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) and more details will be provided as the SDS reaches criticial milestones.
2024: Adoption of the new Local Plan
We offer an advice service for developers and landowners to meet with us to discuss your Local Plan representations. This is available for £290 plus VAT (as of April 2022) and is subject to us considering it is appropriate.
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 email@example.com.