South Gloucestershire Local Plan 2020

Local Plan 2020, Phase 1 Issues and Approaches Consultation

We are developing a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, called the Local Plan 2020. This will need to include a new strategy and policies to guide and manage growth and change in our areas over the next 15 years.

The Local Plan is an important opportunity to:

  • shape the places that we live, work and socialise in
  • have a direct impact on quality of life, the natural and built environment
  • have positive impacts on climate change, inequalities and encourage a green economy
  • discuss choices and make decisions about where significant levels of growth for new homes and jobs might be located, and which areas should be protected

Full information about the Local Plan is available on our website:

Please visit the Local Plan website to learn about the plan before completing the online questionnaire. 

To comment on the Phase 1 document please fill out our online questionnaire.

  • You will need to log in to your iNovem account, or register for a new account, to respond to the questionnaire.
  • You must click 'Finish' to submit your response. However, if you wish to amend or add to your response at a later date, then you can do so by clicking on the link in the response confirmation email that will be sent to you after you click Finish, or by clicking on the questionnaire link again.

We have also published a Sustainability Appraisal of the Phase 1 document, and further details about this can be found on our dedicated webpage: Sustainability Appraisal

If you cannot respond online and you wish to email or post your comments on the Phase 1 consultation then please download a paper copy of the questionnaire here: Local Plan 2020 Response Questionnaire (paper version) 

Completed questionnaires should be returned:

  • By email: - Please put 'Phase 1 Consultation Response' in the subject line
  • By post to: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment and Community Services, Planning Policy, PO Box 1954, Bristol BS37 0DD. Please title your letter 'Local Plan 2020 - Phase 1 Consultation Response'

The consultation period runs from 
27th November 2020 to 1st March 2021.

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


  • Opened
    27 Nov 2020 at 13:00
  • Closed
    1 Mar 2021 at 23:59


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.
Target Audience
  • All residents