Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Main Modifications consultation (June 2017)

This consultation has now closed. All responses received will be passed to the Inspector for her consideration in writing her final Report.

For further information about the PSP Plan, please see www.southglos.gov.uk/policiessitesandplaces.



Policies, Sites and Places Plan:
Main Modifications Consultation (June 2017)


The Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP plan) when adopted will form part of the Local Plan for South Gloucestershire and should to be read alongside the Core Strategy (adopted 2013) and the Joint Waste Core Strategy (adopted 2011). The PSP plan contains detailed planning policies to manage new development, allocate and safeguard sites for various types of development. It will replace the remaining ‘saved’ policies of the 2006 Local Plan and 2002 Minerals and Waste Local Plan upon its adoption.

The PSP Plan is subject to an Examination in Public by an independent Inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, who held hearing sessions on 7, 8, 22 and 23 February 2017. Following the close of the hearing sessions a schedule of Main Modifications has been prepared.


These Main Modifications were published for a six-week period between 12 June and 24 July 2017 and representations were invited during this period. 

The modifications are intended to address issues of legal compliance and/or soundness. Therefore, representations should be made in respect of the effect of the modification(s) on the Plan’s soundness or legal compliance.

Please note that at this stage, representations must relate solely to the Main Modifications - this is not an opportunity to make comments on any other part of the PSP Plan. Please also be advised that late representations cannot be taken into consideration by the Inspector or the Council.

In order to assist the understanding of the modifications, the Council has published an informative note setting out important information regarding Local Green Space Designation, the allocation/safeguarding of sites, and the monitoring and implementation of the Plan.


These Main Modifications have been subject to Sustainability Appraisal (SA).


In addition to these Main Modifications, the Council has also published a schedule of Additional Modifications – i.e. those which, taken together, would not materially affect the policies in the plan, such as minor factual updates, grammatical corrections or typographical corrections etc. These Additional Modifications are published for information only, and do not form part of the consultation.

A document has been prepared to display each section, policy and/or associated supporting text where a Main Modification or Additional Modification is to be made to the Policies Sites and Places Plan Proposed Submission (June 2016).

Consequential changes required to the Policies Map arising from the Main and Additional Modifications have been prepared for information only, and do not form part of the consultation


Making comments

A guidance note has been prepared to explain how to make comments.

The deadline for submitting comments was by no later than 24 July 7pm, via email or post, using this representations form:

Please note all comments only need to be submitted once i.e. by email or by post.

    • By e-mail: PlanningPolicy@southglos.gov.uk; or
    • By post: Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, Environment and Community Services Department, PO Box 1954, Bristol, BS37 0DD.


Availability of documents

The documents linked above are available to view online at the council’s One-Stop Shops. Opening times are:

  • 8.45am - 5pm Monday to Wednesday
  • 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursday and Friday

More information on one stop shops can be found at www.southglos.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/customer-services/one-stop-shop-clinics-and-surgeries/.

You can also view the Local Plan prospectus document at your nearest South Gloucestershire Library (please see www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries for locations and opening times).



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


  • Opened
    12 Jun 2017 at 10:00
  • Closed
    24 Jul 2017 at 19:00

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
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