South Gloucestershire Core Strategy - Further Main Modifications

The South Gloucestershire Core Strategy will be the key document in the Council’s Local Plan and applies to the whole ofSouth Gloucestershire.  It sets out a vision for the area and the spatial strategy for future development to 2027.  It includes policies and programmes for the general location of new development, its type and scale, and the resources to deliver it, as well as protecting what is valued about the area.

The South Gloucestershire Core Strategy was subject to an examination by an independent Inspector who held hearing sessions between 19 June and 18 July 2012, and an additional hearing session on 7th March 2013. Following the additional hearing session, the Inspector has submitted his findings to the Council, in which he concludes that the March 2011 Submission Core Strategy, as amended by the December 2011 Core Strategy incorporating Post-Submission Changes, is capable of being made sound provided a number of Main Modifications are made.

The Inspector’s covering letter to accompany his Further Main Modifications can be accessed here.

  • Consultation

Representations are now invited on the Inspector’s Further Main ModificationsPlease note that an incorrect version of paragraph 10.7 (in Appendix D) was previously shown. This has now been corrected (as at 22/3/13 16.25)

All comments received will be passed to the Inspector for his consideration.  The Council will not be formally responding to any representations made on these modifications.

The Council has produced a Sustainability Appraisal Report on the Further Main Modifications.  All comments received on this report will be copied to the Inspector and will be considered by the Council.

A further schedule of minor changes (Further Additional Modifications) which the Council will make to the Core Strategy at adoption is available for inspection.

The Further Main Modifications and Further Additional Modifications should be read in conjunction with the Submission Core Strategy and the December 2011 Core Strategy referred to above, together with the Draft Main Modifications and the Additional Modifications.

Copies of the documents linked above are available for inspection, 8.45am - 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursdays and Fridays, at the Council’s One-Stop Shops:

  • Thornbury, Castle Street, BS35 1HF
  • Yate, Kennedy Way, BS37 4DQ (access via West Walk)
  • Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR
  • Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PE

The documents are also available to view at South Gloucestershire libraries (please refer to for locations and opening times).

  • Making a representation

Representations may be made in writing or by electronic communication to the following addresses:

  • By email to
  • By letter to Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 2081, South Gloucestershire, BS35 9BP

To assist the Inspector and the Council, any representations should be confined to the Further Main Modifications and Sustainability Appraisal Report and should not relate to matters already covered as part of the examination of the Core Strategy.

Please note that representations received, including personal details, cannot be kept confidential and will be accessible to the public.  If you make a representation, we may contact you from time to time to seek your views about other planning consultations and projects.  Periodically, you may also be invited to give us your views about our service.

Please ensure that the Council receives all representations by Friday 3 May 2013. 

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of either of the following:

  • the publication of the recommendations of the Inspector appointed to carry out the independent examination of the Core Strategy
  • the adoption of the Core Strategy

For further information or assistance please contact the Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team on 01454 863469 or by email to

 Please read the Statement of Representations Procedure for all statutory information about this consultation.

  • Previous documents

For your information, the Inspector's Draft Main Modifications and accompanying Additional Modifications, previous versions of the Core Strategy and Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Reports can be viewed through the links below.

Core Strategy

SA Reports

All documents relevant to the Core Strategy that were considered by the Inspector as part of the Examination in Public can be viewed in the Examination Library which is available at 

For further information or assistance please contact the Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team on 01454 863469 or by email to


  • Opened
    22 Mar 2013 at 23:59
  • Closed
    3 May 2013 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Contact Details

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