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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

New Local Plan Phase 2

Public consultation on the new Local Plan Phase 2 is now closed.

The consultation ran from 7 February 2022 to 4 April 2022.

You can:

Consultation on Proposed Controls on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) conversions in Filton and Cheswick wards

Public consultation on Proposed Controls on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) conversions is now closed.

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on proposals to introduce some restrictions on the rights of homeowners to convert existing housing into Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) within two areas in Stoke Park and Cheswick ward, and to the east of Southmead Road and Gloucestershire Road North in the Filton ward.

Find out more about and comment on the “Consultation on Proposed Controls on HMO Conversions in Filton and Stoke Park & Cheswick”.

If you do not receive email confirmation when registering on our consultation system for the first time, check your spam or junk folders for the message. You can also email your comments to policy.consultation@southglos.gov.uk.

The consultation proposals ran from 7 February 2022 until 4 April 2022.

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.

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. This page is being updated during the week of 7 February with new evidence documents.

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



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 policy.consultation@southglos.gov.uk.

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