Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan: Examination

Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan: Examination


This page provides information on the Public Examination of the South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan.

Following submission to the Secretary of State on 14 November 2016, the South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan has been subject to independent scrutiny in the form of an Examination in Public (EiP).  Public Hearing sessions were held on 7th, 8th, 22nd and 23rd February 2017.

The purpose of the Examination was to consider if the Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan Development Plan Document (DPD) complies with legal requirements and is 'sound.'  The Secretary of State appointed Inspector Louise Phillips MA MSc MRTPI to conduct the examination.


Inspector's Report

The Council received the Inspector's Report and final Main Modifications on 21st September 2017:

Inspector's Report

Main Modifications

Receipt of the Inspector's Report marks the closing of the Examination in Public.  As a result of this, this webpage will no longer be updated.

Further information and next steps can be found on the Council's Policies, Sites and Places Plan webpage: www.southglos.gov.uk/policiessitesandplaces.

Information regarding the Council's 'submission,' and its suggested modifications to the submitted Plan can be found at https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/PSP_Submission/consultationHome.


Examination Library

All documents relevant to the Examination are available for inspection - the examination library is available to view here.

The submitted Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan June 2016 (ref SD1) can be viewed here



Update 1st August 2017

The comments received in response to the Main Modifications consultation have been uploaded to the Examination page, and can be accessed via the Index document. For any queries or clarification please contact the Programme Officer on programme.officer@southglos.gov.uk.  


Update 12th June 2017

Consultation on the Main Modifications is taking place from 12th June – 24th July 2017, more details can be found at: www.southglos.gov.uk/PSPmodifications.


Update 3rd May 2017

Due to the Purdah Period associated with the General Election, the next stage of the Examination Process, the Consultation on the Main Modifications, will take place on 12th June 2017.


Update 21st March 2017

Additional documents E29 and E30 has been added to the examination library.  They are the Inspectors Post hearing advice note and from South Gloucestershire Council Actions from day 4 and other modifications.


Update 6 March 2017

Additional document E28 has been added to the examination library, this is the Inspectors Note of the Final Hearing Session.


Update 21 February 2017

Additional documents E24 to E27 have been added to the examination library.


Update 20 February 2017

Additional documents E13 to E23 have been added to the examination library.


Update 6 February 2017

Additional documents E11 and E12 have been added to the examination library.


Update 3 February 2017

Additional document E10 has been added to the examination library.


Please see a revised copy of INS4 Hearing Programme, this document is subject to change.


Update 31 January 2017

Additional document E9 has been added to the examination library.


Update 24 January 2017

Additional documents E3 - E8 have been added to the examination library.


Update 20 January 2017

Participant's Statements to the Inspector's Issues & Questions (Examination Library Ref: INS3) are available to view here.


Comments made to South Gloucestershire Council's Suggested Modifications to the Submitted Plan (see www.southglos.gov.uk/PSPsubmission) are available to view here.


Update 09 December 2016

The Inspector has issued a guidance note, an Issues and Questions statement and the Provisional Hearings Programme for the forthcoming examination.

These documents can be found in the Examination Library and are listed below: 

Pre-hearing statements (Council and certain participants only) are due to be received by 7pm on Friday 13 January 2017.

Hearing Sessions are due to take place on 7, 8, 22 & 23 February 2017.

The venue for all sessions will be South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR (Committee Room 1). The sessions will start at 10am and usually finish by 5pm, with appropriate breaks during the day.










































































































This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    16 Nov 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    21 Sep 2017 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Contact Details

All queries regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer, Verity Britton, at Programme.Officer@southglos.gov.uk.