South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

7. Duty to Cooperate (DtC)

7.1 The DtC requires local planning authorities to engage with relevant local authorities and prescribed bodies actively, constructively and on an ongoing basis on strategic planning matters which have an effect on two or more Local Planning Authorities. Provision of housing is a strategic matter, we are therefore engaging with all relevant local authorities and prescribed bodies during this consultation. The council has already engaged with neighbouring local planning authorities in advance of the start of this consultation, because it considers the shortfall within it five year supply is potentially a challenging strategic issue. If it is not possible to allocate sufficient sustainable sites, without adverse impacts within South Gloucestershire, in accordance with Government policy it will then be necessary to seek assistance from neighbouring authorities in addressing the shortfall. The council wishes to continue to engage with relevant authorities throughout this process in respect of this matter.