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Green light for Local Plan consultation

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Published: 12/06/2014

Councillors have given the go-ahead for public consultation on the final part of South Gloucestershire’s Local Plan.

The Policies, Sites and Places plan will form a key part of the up-to-date Local Plan, alongside the council’s Core Strategy — which was adopted last year covering the period up to 2017 — and will set out the detailed ‘development management’ policies that will be used to assess planning applications in the future.

The plan will play a key role in promoting the development of sustainable communities in South Gloucestershire and managing pressure for future development in the coming years.

Among its provisions, the plan sets out the council’s proposed policy on the Oldbury nuclear power station new build.

It also details the outcomes of consultation with local communities, setting out how they would like to see their areas grow and respond to development pressures in the coming years. This will help to meet local housing needs, deliver local affordable housing and support existing local services such as village shops, schools and halls.

Members of the council’s Policy and Resources Committee approved publication of the plan for consultation at their meeting this week (9 June 2014).

Consultation will run until 28 August. All comments will then be review and any changes proposed will be considered by councillors in December.

A web page with further information on the draft plan has been published at

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