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New South Gloucestershire Local Plan (2018 – 2036)

The new South Gloucestershire Local Plan (SGLP) will be a development plan document (DPD) covering the whole administrative area of South Gloucestershire and the plan period will be 2018-2036. It will review and eventually replace existing local planning documents, including the:

  • South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Core Strategy – 2006-2027 (2013)
  • South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan

Part of the Local Plan’s purpose will be to allocate sites for strategic development at locations identified in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), as well as to allocate new sites for non-strategic development.

Evidence base to support the plan

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

Local Plan 2018-2036 Evidence Base

Previous consultation and engagement

  • a Local Plan consultation document was published for public consultation between 5 February 2018 and 30 April 2018.
    • Comments made on this document are available to view online. Please be aware this contains all comments received and is set out in question order.
  • details of this consultation can still be found at Watch our short video below on the Local Plan.

  • in autumn 2017 a number of engagement events were undertaken to support the planning for the Strategic Development Location (SDLs) identified in the Joint Spatial Plan. Details of these events can be viewed on the SDLs page.
  • the first stage of preparing the new South Gloucestershire Local Plan invited comments on our new local plan prospectus, and ran between 12 January 2017 and 23 February 2017. Details of this consultation, including the responses received, can be viewed at

Consultation database

If you are not currently on our consultation database and would like to be kept informed, please email From time to time we may contact you to seek your views about other planning consultations and projects. Periodically, you may also be invited to give us your views about our service.

The purpose of holding your personal information is to assist in preparing development plan documents and supporting supplementary planning guidance and advice; and to contact you, if necessary, regarding the planning consultation process relating to their preparation. In order to provide the above service we may share your information with the following:

  • Other South Gloucestershire Council departments
  • External consultants working on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council
  • Other Local Planning Authorities (LPAs)
  • Other groups preparing statutory development plans relevant to South Gloucestershire

Please note: comments (representations) submitted, including the names of those who submitted them will be made publicly available on the Council’s website.

Please follow the link to our Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy to find out more.

If you are already on the consultation database but no longer wish to receive updates regarding planning policy please let us know using the email address above.

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