Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan - Submission

Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan:

Submission and publication of the Council’s suggested modifications 

The Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan was submitted for examination, in line with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, on the 14th November 2016.  In accordance with section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Louise Phillips MA MSc MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination. Further details on the examination can be found at: www.southglos.gov.uk/PSPexamination

The Council also published suggested modifications to the PSP Plan invited comments on them, until 7pm on 6 January 2017. Details of the suggested modifications are provided below.  


Submission Documents

The documents submitted for Examination are:


Document name 


Policies, Sites and Places Plan Proposed Submission Plan (June 2016)


PSP Policies Map Changes Main Document (June 2016)


PSP Policies Map Changes Appendix 1


Errata Note 28th July 2016


Regulation 22 (1)(c) and Duty to Cooperate: Statement (November 2016)


Report of Engagement and Main Issues (June 2016) Covering periods March 2015 - May 2016

SD3b Main Issues Statement (March 2015) Covering periods June 2014 – March 2015, and May 2013 – June 2014 as appended
SD4  Sustainability Appraisal including Habitat Regulations Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment (June 2016)

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Addendum Note (November 2016)


Copies of Representations made in accordance with Regulation 20 and council response (plan order)

SD6 Copies of Representations made in accordance with Regulation 20 and council response (representor order)


In addition to the submission documents, the Council has also submitted a number of supporting documents and Topic Papers. These are set out in the Document library.

Availability of documents

The submission documents are available to view at from 8.45am - 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursdays and Fridays, at the Council’s 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

These documents are also available to view at South Gloucestershire Libraries (please refer to www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries for locations and opening times).  


Suggested Modifications

The schedule of suggested modifications to the Proposed Submission Plan has been prepared for the Inspector to consider as part of the examination process. The suggested modifications have been proposed by the Council to address representations made on the Proposed Submission PSP Plan (June 2016) as well as changes that have emerged through internal consultation.

The suggested modifications include amendments to Local Green Spaces that are capable of designation in accordance with the published assessment criteria following consideration of the duly made representations.

Suggested modifications have been made to:

In order to aid the Inspector’s consideration of these suggested modifications the Council is now publishing them for comment from 18th November 2016 to 6th January 2017.


Comments on the Council’s suggested modifications to the Plan were welcomed in relation to whether the suggested modification is ‘legally compliant’ and ‘sound’. Details on legal compliance and soundness can be found in the guidance note.


Next steps

If you would like any further information, please contact the Strategic Planning Policy Team at PlanningLDF@southglos.gov.uk or on 01454 863464. General information and details of past stages of the PSP Plan can be found at www.southglos.gov.uk/policiessitesandplaces.


All comments received on the suggested modifications by 7pm on 6th January 2017 will be passed to the Inspector for consideration as part of the examination process. Further details on the Examination can be found at www.southglos.gov.uk/PSPexamination.




























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


  • Opened
    18 Nov 2016 at 10:00
  • Closed
    6 Jan 2017 at 19:00

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