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The Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) plan forms part of the South Gloucestershire Local Plan, together with the Core Strategy and Joint Waste Core Strategy.  All of these documents are used by the council when assessing planning applications.

The PSP plan is in two parts.

Part one covers policies for managing new development. These policies have been drawn up in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance.

Part two covers the allocation and protecting of sites and places within South Gloucestershire. This includes details of town centres and site allocations. There are also links to local green spaces and heritage sites at risk.


Details of each step from early engagement and consultation on the draft plan through to adoption of the final PSP plan are outlined below.

Stage Links
1. Early engagement and consultation on draft plan Information in relation to early engagement on the PSP plan

Information on the consultation on the draft PSP Plan (Summer 2014)

2. Publication of proposed submission plan March 2015 and representations March 2015 proposed submission plan, now superseded.
3. Local green space designations – consultations and responses Local green space consultations and responses
4. Regulation 18 consultation, to address issues raised to March 2015 proposed submission plan November 2015 – January 2016 consultations
5. Council sign off Regulation 19 proposed submission plan June 2016 (see report to Council and other Council papers)
6. Regulation 19 consultation on proposed submission plan July – September 2016

The results of this consultation can be viewed on the PSP plan submission page (below)

7. Submission of the plan to Secretary of State 14 November 2016 PSP plan submission page
8. Examination  Examination webpage
9. Main modifications consultation  12 June – 24 July 2017- main modifications consultation webpage
10. Inspector’s report and main modifications received 21 September 2017

Inspectors reportmain modifications to be made to submitted plan

Additional (minor) modifications

11. Adopted adopted 8 November 2017

Adoption statement

Sustainability appraisal including reports

Changes to the policies map

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