South Gloucestershire adopts Core Strategy
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The decision follows last month’s approval of the strategy by independent Government Planning Inspector Paul Crysell, who concluded that the strategy was ‘sound’ and suitable for adoption subject to a number of final modifications.
As South Gloucestershire’s main planning document the strategy sets out the area’s agreed overarching development vision until 2027, helping the council to guide delivery of the new jobs, homes and infrastructure that will be needed in the future while protecting the area from inappropriate or undesirable development.
Economic measures set out in the strategy include the creation of three new Enterprise Areas in Filton, Severnside and Emersons Green, with the potential to deliver thousands of new jobs by 2027.
The strategy also makes provision for a total of 28,355 new homes, including affordable housing, of which the majority will be located near major employment sites in the North Fringe areas of Filton, Patchway/Cribbs Causeway and Harry Stoke.
Housing development will be accompanied by new public transport infrastructure and community facilities such as schools, community centres and open spaces, to enable the new and existing communities of South Gloucestershire to prosper.
The decision to adopt the strategy follows extensive public consultation and engagement over a number of years, as well as a full independent public examination held last year by Mr Crysell.
The final approved version of the strategy, including all agreed modifications, will be published by the council after Christmas.
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