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Policies, Sites and Places Plan consultation launches

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Published: 26/07/2016

We have published our June 2016 Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan for formal consultation.

Representations are invited on whether the Plan has been prepared in accordance with legal requirements and whether it is ‘sound’, before we submit it to the Secretary of State for examination by an independent Inspector.

The PSP Plan will replace the adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plan (2002) and the South Gloucestershire Local Plan (2006). It will be used, along with the Core Strategy (2013) and Joint Waste Core Strategy, to guide the determination of planning applications over the Plan period, which is to 2027.

The PSP Plan contains a range of policies, site allocations and designations including Local Green Spaces. The Plan is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal, a document setting out the changes to the Policies Map and a Report of Engagement and Main Issues, which together form the proposed submission documents.

Planning, Transport & Strategic Environment lead member Cllr Colin Hunt said: “We would like to encourage residents to comment on our Policies, Sites and Places Plan before submission to the independent Inspector. It is important that we have up to date policies to determine planning applications against. Within the Plan we are moving to designate over 230 Local Green Spaces across South Gloucestershire.”

All of the proposed submission documents can be viewed on the our website at

In addition, copies of all documents are available to view at the following One Stop Shops:
Thornbury Library, St Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AA
Yate, Kennedy Way, BS37 4DQ (access via West Walk)
Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR
Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PE.

Copies will also be available at all South Gloucestershire libraries. A list of all the libraries, including information on opening hours is available on the our website

Representations are invited on the Plan for a seven week period from 21 July until 7pm on 8 September.

You are invited to make representations on whether the Plan has been prepared in accordance with legal requirements and whether it is ‘sound’. Further guidance on what this means and how to respond can be found on the Council’s website at

If you have any questions, or would like further information about the consultation, please contact the Strategic Planning Policy Team at or alternatively on 01454 863464.

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