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We are making changes to the way we manage planning applications that will come into effect on Thursday 1 November, 2018. Most users will not notice any big changes, but we hope there will be noticeable improvements in the speediness and consistency of the decisions made which will improve the service we provide. Find out more…

Strategic development locations

Final decisions on the scale and location of housing and employment growth will be confirmed through the West of England Joint Spatial Plan, (JSP) outlined above. However, we need to ensure that our local planning policies within South Gloucestershire are developed alongside the JSP process, to ensure there is the shortest possible gap between the JSP and local policies.

With this in mind, we undertook some engagement in September and October 2017 when we held a number of events in relation to the Strategic Development Locations (SDLs). The exhibition material and FAQs for each event are available to view below.

A report presented in a series of sections prepared by Design Action who supported the council during the exhibition events has now been published. These can be found below:

Report of the autumn 2017 Strategic Development Location events

Report on Joint Spatial Plan SDLs Routes to Zero Carbon Study January 2018

Joint Spatial Plan SDLs: Routes to Zero Carbon Study (Jan 18) produced by RegenSW for the 4 West of England Authorities tests the ability of the new strategic development locations to meet zero carbon energy objectives.

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