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This page provides information on the Public Examination of the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy.

Following submission to the Secretary of State on the 31 March 2011, the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy was subject to independent scrutiny during hearing sessions in June and July 2012 and an additional hearing session in March 2013.

The purpose of the Examination was to consider if the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) complies with the legal requirements and is 'sound'.  The Secretary of State appointed Mr Paul Crysell BSc MSc MRTPI as the Independent Inspector to conduct the examination. 

Core Strategy Public Examination Library, Hearing Statement Library & Programme

All documents relevant to the Public Examination are available for inspection - the examination library list is available here. 

Matter Statements are available for inspection in the Matter Statement Library which is available here

The Examination Programme is available here

Final Update

The South GloucestershireLocal Plan: Core Strategy (and accompanying Policies Map Changes) was adopted by South Gloucestershire Council at its meeting of 11th December 2013. Under Regulation 6 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Core Strategy is a Local Plan and provides strategic planning policy up to the year 2027. Further information on the Core Strategy can be viewed on the Council’s website at www.southglos.gov.uk/corestrategy.

9 December Update

The Planning Inspectorate has issued an erratum note in relation to paragraph 9.25 of Appendix C.

18 November 2013 - update

I am writing to advise you that the Council are now in receipt of the Inspector’s Report which has been published on their website www.southglos.gov.uk/corestrategy.  You can also access this report and supporting appendices via the links below:-

Inspector's Report

Cover to Appendices

15 November 2013 - update

Further to the update below, I am writing in my capacity as Programme Officer, to confirm that the Council are now in receipt of the Inspector's Report.  It is anticipated that the Report will be published on this website on Monday 18 November 2013.

I3 September 2013 - examination library updated

The Inspector has requested that the following documents be placed into the library:-

-  SD15 Schedule of comments following June 2013 consultation

-  SG31 Council's letter dated 7 June 2013

-  SG31/1 BNP Paribas Assessment of Deliverable Housing Sites

-  RD69 WoE Strategic Housing Market Assessment Review Pre-production Brief

27 August 2013 Update from the Inspector

I have now considered the responses submitted to me following the recent consultation and I am proceeding to write my report to the Council.  My current expectation is that it will be issued to the Council for publication by 15th November

Paul Crysell

Inspector

8 August 2013 Update

Further to the Inspector’s update of 29 July, the representations received to the recent consultation can be viewed here.

29 July 2013 Update from the Inspector

The June 2013 consultation has now closed (25 July). I am now working with the Programme Officer to have these collated and sent to me. I will issue a further update as soon as possible once I have reviewed the responses received. These responses will be made available on the Programme Officer's Examination webpage as soon as practicable.

Paul Crysell

Inspector

21 June 2013 Update from the Inspector

Further to his update of 10 June, the Inspector has provided the following information:

I have reviewed the representations to the Further Main Modifications to the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy and have also had regard to the contents of the Council's letter of 7th June 2013. This included an update to Appendix A and Appendix B of the Council's Annual Monitoring Report of December 2012 (Examination Library ref: EB5/3) taking into account the conclusions of a study undertaken by BNP Paribas Real Estate. The latter was commissioned to provide an independent assessment of the deliverability of identified housing sites. I am now inviting comments on these latest documents including the Council's covering letter.

 These should be sent to the Programme Officer to arrive no later than 5pm on Thursday 25 July.

 Paul Crysell

 Inspector

Programme Officer contact details:

Email: Programme.Officer@southglos.gov.uk

Post: Programme Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 2081, South Gloucestershire, BS35 9BP

 

10 June 2013 Update from the Inspector

The Inspector has provided the following update:-

'As per my update dated 8 May 2013, I am now in receipt of a letter and enclosures from the Council dated 7 June.  I will consider this material along with the representations received to the consultation round on the further main modifications (ending 3 May) and the options open to me regarding the Examination process.  It is likely that I shall invite comments on the Council's latest submission and I hope to be in a position to advise interested parties of how I intend to proceed within the next ten days.

The Council's response dated 7 June can be found below under 7 June update'.

Paul Crysell (Inspector)

7 June 2013 Update

Following the Council’s response to the Further Main Modifications of 3 May, the Council has provided an additional response in relation to the impact of the Engine common appeal decision and the matter of the 5 year housing land supply.  This has been forwarded to the Inspector for his consideration and is available to read below.

Please be advised the suggested draft timetable referred to as enclosure 3 is attached at the end of the Council’s letter.

30 May 2013 Update

Following the close of the consultation period on 3 May, all representations received are now available to view here.

13 May 2013 - Update from the Inspector

The Inspector has provided the update below following the closure of the recent consultation.

'I have received the representations made during the most recent consultation on the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy.  I shall be considering these shortly and the options open to me as to how to proceed with the examination.  I have been made aware by the Council and other parties of the recent appeal decision at Engine Common, Yate.  The Council has acknowledged that this has implcations for the soundness of its Plan and has asked that I wait until the 7 June for further comments it wishes to submit on this matter.  I intend to do so before deciding what to do next'

Paul Crysell (Inspector)

8 May 2013 Update

The consultation on the Inspector’s Further Main Modifications, and the impact of the Secretary of State's intention to place an Order revoking the South West Regional Strategy and the recent release of ONS household projections for the period 2011 - 2021 closed on 3 May.  The Council will be taking steps to make the representations received available on its website as soon as practically possible. Ahead of that, the Council's response is available to view below. 

15 April 2013 Update

The South Gloucestershire Core Strategy Inspector invites comments on two matters which have come to his attention in the last few days.  The first relates to the Secretary of State's intention to place an Order revoking the South West Regional Strategy; the second covers the recent release of ONS household projections for the period 2011 - 2021.

The Inspector invites written responses on the implications of either or both matters for the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy.  He will have regard to these when completing his report on the Council's Plan. 

Statements should be sent to the Programme Officer no later than Friday 3 May. Links to the webpages containing further information/statistics are provided in the accompanying statements.

22 March 2013 Update - Consultation on Further Main Modifications

Further to the 20 March 2013 update the Inspector’s Further Main Modifications, supporting Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and the Council’s Further Additional Modifications have now been published. This will be subject to a 6 week period of public consultation, closing on 3 May 2013.

Information relating to this consultation can be viewed at www.southglos.gov.uk/revisedmainmods.

Please 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).

 20 March 2013 Update

The Council can confirm it received the Inspector’s Further Modifications on 18th March following the additional EiP hearing session held on the 7 March.  This is currently going through the proper process of a scrutiny check and preparation of the supporting Sustainability Appraisal.

 In respect of Morton Way and in particular the timings of the appeal into non determination of the planning application made by Bloor Homes Ltd, the Council on 19th March informed the DC West Committee of the Inspector’s findings.  This has confirmed that the site at Morton Way is recommended by the Inspector to be allocated in the Core Strategy.

 The Council anticipates the publication of the Inspector’s Further Modifications, supporting sustainability appraisal and Additional Modifications by Friday 22 March (it is not expected to be available until after 3pm), for the purposes of commencing the 6 week public consultation prior to the Inspector finalising his report.

12 March 2013 Update - Additional note from the Inspector

The Inspector has issued an additional note PA24 dated 11 March following last week's hearing session on the 7 March; a copy of which can be accessed via the link here.  A copy of this will also be placed in the Examination Library List.

 4 March Update 2013 - Additional Hearing Agenda and Examination Library update

The Inspector has issued the agenda and participants list for the additional hearing session on 7 March at 10am at Kingswood Civic Centre. This can be viewed here.

The following documents have been added to the Examination Library (see link above).

  • EB18/2 - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, Dec 2012
  • NP37 - Natural England Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland
  • SG29 - Committee Report -Land At Morton Way North East (PT12/2395/O)
  • SG29/1 - Draft Minutes of Committee meeting (re: PT12/2395/O)
  • SG30 - Leader of the Council letter to Inspector
  • PA22 - Inspector's Reporting Timetable
  • PA23 - Additional hearing session agenda

28 February 2013 Update - Inspector's Reporting Timetable

The Inspector has now issued his current timetable for completing the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy. This can be viewed here.

21 February 2013 Update - Schedule of responses to Jan 2013 consultation

The responses received to the issues set out in the Inspector's note (10 January) have now been collated and passed to the Inspector.  All these responses are now available here.

11 February 2013 update – Additional Hearing Session

The  deadline has now passed for responses to the two issues set out in the Inspector’s note (of 10 January) to be submitted to the Programme Officer. The Programme Officer is now collating the responses received and they will be passed to the Inspector in the next few days. All the responses will be made available to view on the Core Strategy Examination webpage as soon as possible.

The Council has also added the following documents to the Examination Library (see link above):

  • MOD1 - Inspector's Interim Statement and draft Main Modifications
  • MOD2 - Sustainability Appraisal of draft Main Modifications
  • MOD3 - Schedule of Minor Changes (Additional Modifications)
  • MOD4 - Schedule of Representations received on the Inspector’s draft Main Modifications
  • MOD5 - Inspector's draft Main Modifications Engagement and Consultation Statement
  • EB5/3 - Annual Monitoring Report, December 2012
  • EB77 - Examples of previously developed urban council owned sites currently being marketed as “development opportunities”
  • EB78 - North Yate New Neighbourhood – Housing Trajectory - Heron Land Developments
  • SG28 - Council Response to Inspector’s Preliminary Findings and draft Main Modifications
  • PA20 - Inspector's Note dated 18 December
  • PA21 - Inspector's Note dated 10 January

11 January 2013 update - Inspector’s note regarding additional hearing session

Further to the update note issued by the Inspector before Christmas, the Inspector has now issued a more detailed note regarding an additional hearing session on 7 March. The note is available to view here.

18 December 2012 update - Inspector’s initial reaction to the Responses received to the Draft Main Modifications

The Inspector appointed to undertake the Core Strategy's Examination has supplied the following note regarding the Examination's progression:

I have had an opportunity to consider the results of the consultation process on the draft Main Modifications to the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy. This includes the Council’s response as set out in its letter of 16 November 2012.

I have found the views put forward helpful in clarifying my views on a number of matters but I would not wish to complete my report before investigating the option mentioned by the Council of identifying an additional site capable of contributing to a 5 year housing land supply. I appreciate that this is being suggested by the Council as a last resort and should only be considered if I were to conclude it was unable to demonstrate an adequate housing supply.

If I was minded to pursue this approach I would be unwilling to settle on the Council's suggested site to the east of Morton Way at Thornbury (Appendix D of its response) without giving consideration to the other sites across the District which were brought to my attention during the examination. I would also want to allow all parties the opportunity to put forward their views on the choice of site. I intend to issue a more detailed note early in the New Year regarding the matters that I would like to examine further. Further consideration of these issues would be made without prejudice to the final conclusions I reach. 
 
Paul Crysell
Inspector

29 November 2012 update - initial response from Inspector

The Inspector has now received all the representations to the latest consultation regarding the draft main modifications, including the Council's. Going forward, he will look through all these in order to get a complete picture of how the different organisations, developers, interest groups and individuals have reacted to the draft main modifications.  However, as he is also engaged in other development plan hearings, he will not have sufficient time to do this before Christmas. His current intention, therefore, is to complete his assessment of the responses as soon as possible in the New Year. At that stage, he will decide what the remaining programme for any work is leading to the completion of his report.

Correction to map

It has been brought to the Council' attention that an error exists on the Ordnance Survey base map used in Appendix D (Response to MM15: Area of land at Morton Way(north), Thornbury) of the Council’s Response to the Inspector’s Draft Main Modifications. The base map indicated two subways under Morton Way, when in fact there is only one. A corrected Appendix D created by South Gloucestershire Council can be found here.

This error in the base map has been reported to the Ordnance Survey. Please accept our apologies for any confusion this may have caused. 

20 November 2012 Update - close of consultation on the Inspector's Draft Main Modifications

The six week public consultation regarding the Inspector's proposed Main Modifications ended on Friday 16 November.  All comments received are currently being collated by the council and will be forwarded to the Inspector for him to consider as soon as possible.  After the comments have been sent to the Inspector they will be published on the Council's webpage for information.  In advance of the comments being published the Council has published its response to the Inspector's main modifications, a copy of which can be found via www.southglos.gov.uk/corestrategy .

4 October 2012 update - consultation on the Inspector's Draft Main Modifications

Representations are now invited on the Inspector’s draft Main Modifications. All comments received will be passed to the Inspector for his consideration.  Please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/corestrategy for further details and how to respond.

Please note that the Inspector has made a number of minor errata changes to his Draft Main Modifications.  Therefore the version of the Draft Main Modifications published on the morning of 4th October supersedes any versions previously published.

14 September 2012 Update - Inspector's preliminary findings

The Inspector’s Preliminary Findings incorporating his draft main modifications are now available through the links below.

The Inspector’s suggested modifications will be subject to a 6 week formal public consultation. The Council is currently now progressing to prepare the necessary supporting sustainability appraisal and make arrangements for the consultation to commence. Details of this and the timetable for the public consultation will be made available shortly on the website, although it is currently anticipated consultation will start in early October. Everyone who has made representations on the Core Strategy will also be notified. All comments received, as part of this consultation process, will be passed to the Inspector for his consideration in drafting his final report.

11 September 2012 Update

The Council has now received the Inspector's preliminary findings incorporating his draft main modifications.  He has concluded that the December 2011 Core Strategy is capable of being made sound provided a number of modifications are made.  The Council has been given a short period of time to review the Inspector's findings and suggested modifications and once this has been completed, I will publish these findings on the examination home page, together with information on how the Council will progress the next stages of the Core Strategy.

Closure of Examination and next steps

The Inspector Mr Paul Crysell formally closed the Examination hearing sessions at the end of Wednesday 18th July and thanked all participants for ensuring that the Examination had run smoothly.  The Council would also like to extend its thanks to all participants and members of the public who attended.

At the close of the hearings Mr Crysell outlined the next steps.  He stated that he anticipated being able to supply the Council with his preliminary findings within approximately four weeks from the close of the hearings (this has since been updated to the end of August at the earliest).  Once the Council has received any suggested main modifications from him, the Council will be required to undertake Sustainability Appraisal on those modifications.  The Council will then advertise the modifications and the Sustainability Appraisal for comment for a period of six weeks.  It is anticipated that this will occur in late summer or early autumn. 

All of those who have made representations and/or who have asked to be kept informed of the Core Strategy’s progress will be written to or emailed to at the start of that advertisement period to inform them how to comment.  Comments received will then be collated by the Council and passed to Mr Crysell for him to take into account in drafting his final report and recommendations.

21 August 2012 - Library update

SS28/1 - Supplement to SS28 Statement of Common Ground in respect of CPNN has been placed in the Examination Library as agreed by the Inspector.  The examination library can be accessed via the link above.

9 August 2012 Update

The Council have been advised that although the Inspector thought he would be in a position to provide them with his preliminary findings within 2/3 weeks from the close of the hearing sessions, this will not now be available until the end of August at the earliest.  As soon as the Council receive notification from the Inspector, an update will be placed on the examination home page and participants will be notified accordingly.

31 July 2012 update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SRC3 - Schedule of Rolling Changes, 3rd version (this version supersedes SRC1 & SRC2)
  • CE28 Matter 22 - Highways Agency issue
  • CE29 Day 13 - Suggested change to paragraph 10.7a
  • CE30 Matter 26 Change for the Inspector Minerals Safeguared Area Yate
  • CE31 Matter 15 Note to the Inspector

24 July 2012 update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • CE24 - Table showing Retail Impact
  • RE38 - Origin3 - outcome of further discussions re policy CS12

23 July update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • CE22 Response to submissions made by Turley Associates
  • CE23 Oldland Common planning application information
  • RE37 Pegasus Planning 2011 Population Census results

19 July 2012 Update -  Closure of Examination, next steps and amended RE34

The Inspector Mr Paul Crysell formally closed the Examination hearing sessions at the end of Wednesday 18th July and thanked all participants for ensuring that the Examination had run smoothly.  The Council would also like to extend its thanks to all participants and members of the public who attended.

At the close of the hearings Mr Crysell outlined the next steps.  He stated that he anticipated being able to supply the Council with his preliminary findings within approximately four weeks from the close of the hearings.  Once the Council has received any suggested main modifications from him, the Council will be required to undertake Sustainability Appraisal on those modifications.  The Council will then advertise the modifications and the Sustainability Appraisal for comment for a period of six weeks.  It is anticipated that this will occur in late summer or early autumn. 

All of those who have made representations and/or who have asked to be kept informed of the Core Strategy’s progress will be written to or emailed to at the start of that advertisement period to inform them how to comment.  Comments received will then be collated by the Council and passed to Mr Crysell for him to take into account in drafting his final report and recommendations.

Please note that there is an amended version of RE34 Barton Willmore - Way Forward which the Inspector has accepted due to it being a minor change.

18 July 2012 update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • RE34 - Barton Willmore - Way Forward
  • RE35 - Bristol City Council - Matter 30 Policies CS14 CS14A
  • RE36 - Dominic Lawson - Housing Targets Matters 7 & 8
  • CE20 - Information requested by the Inspector on BRT Demand
  • CE21 - Matter 28 - Green Belt Boundary Review

17 July 2012 update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SRC2 - Schedule of Rolling Changes, 2nd version (this version supersedes SRC1)
  • CE18 - Matter 24 MIP Note to Inspector
  • CE19 - Note for the Inspector on City Deal
  • RE32 - Tim Roberts CS Way Forward (on behalf of the Atherton Family Trust)
  • RE33 - PJ Planning Response to SGC Housing Provision Options Paper CE8 on behalf of DFSR

16 July 2012 update - Library Updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • CE16 - Housing Figures for rest of South Gloucestershire
  • CE17 - Matter 22 Communities of the North Fringe
  • RD68 - Bath & North East Somerset CS - Inspector's Preliminary Conclusions
  • RD68/1 - Bath & North East Somerset's Response to Inspector's Preliminary Conclusions
  • RE28 - Andrew Roberts, Highways Agency - Information requested by Inspector re: M49
  • RE29 - Barton Willmore's response to South Glos paper ref CE8
  • RE30 - Boyer Planning (Heron Land Developments) - Statement on Options for taking the CS forward
  • RE31 - Save Thornbury Green Heritage - Who We Are

13 July 2012 update - Library update

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):-

  • CE8/1 - Errata Note - Housing provision options paper
  • CE11 - Matter 11 Response to Inspector
  • CE15 -  Letter from the the Council's Chief Executive and political leaders regarding New Neighbourhood SPD production

12 July 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):-

  • CE14  - Severnside Chapter 17 amended
  • SG27 - Note on ONS population estimates for Thornbury
  • RE25 - Domnic Lawson Statement of Common Ground Welbeck Strategic Land STGH & Bloor Homes
  • RE26 - Dominic Lawson Statement of Common Ground Welbeck Strategic Land & Fearson Homes
  • RE27 - Matter 23 Barton Willmore Review of Flood Risk Easter Compton for Harrow Estates Ltd

11 July 2012 update - Library and Matter Statement updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • CE8 Housing Provision Options paper
  • CE9 Housing Shortfall note
  • SS28 Statement of Common Ground in respect of CPNN
  • SS29 Environment Agency letter of support for Avonmouth-Severnside SFRA2
  • SS30 Statement of Common Ground between SGC & Highways Agency in respect of CPNN
  • RE24 Matter 22 PJ Planning CPNN Reducing commuting by locating housing close to employment
  • SG22 Park Farm transport link options
  • SG23 Thornbury landscape character map
  • SG24 Letter from Pegasus Planning RE Bristol Rovers
  • SG25 Sedgemoor District Council Adopted Core Strategy extract
  • SG26 Cumbria Core Strategy Inspector's Report extract

The Council has also published an addendum to PSM24 (Major Infrastructure and Oldbury Nuclear Power Station) which is available in the Matter Statement Library (link above).

10 July 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

9 July 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • CE5 Matter 17 response for Inspector
  • CE6 Matter 12 response for Inspector

5 July 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SS27 – Statement of Common Ground between SGC and National Grid
  • RD65 Cumbria County Council Minerals & Waste Core Strategy

4 July 2012 update - Week 4 Further Sessions - Important Information and Library Updates

The Inspector has now confirmed that he will be holding further sessions in Week 4.  The rearranged Matter 28 Communities of the East Fringe will take place on Tuesday 17 July (pm) and on the 18 July (am/pm) the Inspector wishes to cover the following areas:-

•  Revisions to policy CS15 & the provision of a 5 year housing land supply
•  Consideration of alternative policy wording in relation to the Mall & Cribbs  Causeway
•  Options for taking the CS forward
•  Initial views of key policy changes put forward in the Council's 'Schedule of Rolling Suggested Changes' (SRC1).
 
Thursday 19 July will be a reserve day should any sessions require to be carried forward from the previous day plus any matters during week 3 which necessitate inclusion as part of the additional sessions in Week 4.
 

The following documents have also been added to the Examination Library:-

RE23 - Matter 19 Turley Associates re Local Housing Delivery Group
PA19 - Note from the Inspector re Week 4 Further Sessions
CE4 - Appeal Decision Land at Hunting Butts Farm, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


3 July 2012 update - Changes to EiP Examination Hearings Programme and library updates

MATTER 27 - THORNBURY (CS32 & CS33) 13 July 2012
Please note that the Inspector has decided to devote the whole day to Matter 27 - Thornbury on Friday 13 July, commencing at 09:30am, therefore, Matter 28 Communities of the East Fringe has been rescheduled as per the update below.

MATTER 28 - COMMUNITIES OF THE EAST FRINGE (CS29)
The Inspector has now rescheduled Matter 28 to take place on TUESDAY 17 JULY commencing at 2pm.

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SS25 Statement of Common Ground between SGC and Mr Paul Kentish et al
  • CE2 Matter 16 response for Inspector
  • CE3  Matter 19 response for Inspector

28 June 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SS23 Statement of Common Ground between SGC, RPS & Crest
  • CE1 RPG10 Apportionment of housing numbers
  • RE21 & RE22 Respondents’ Evidence
  • EB22/2 Infrastructure Delivery Plan July 2012 update
  • EB76 Self Containment and Employment Density
  • SS24 Letter of Support from English Heritage in relation to Policy CS9

Pegasus Planning’s (ID 2881121) response to Matter 27 which is available in the Matter Statement Library (link above) has also been updated.

26 June 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above):

  • SS21 – Statement of Common Ground between SGC and Mr Jim Mason in respect of Chapter 18 of the Core Strategy
  • SS22 - Letter from English Heritage to SGC regarding development at Park Farm
  • RE1 to RE20 - Respondents' evidence documents

22 June 2012 update - Library updates

The following documents have been uploaded to the Examination Library (link above) today:

  • EB75 West of England Local Economic Assessment
  • NP36 Planning Policy Statement 4 Practice Guide
  • SS19 Statement of Common Ground between SGC and Barratts et al
  • SS20 Statement of Common Ground between SGC and Heron Land
  • RE1 - RE14 Respondents Evidence re various Appeal Decisions presented at hearing sessions plus Statements of Common Ground/Agreement

21 June 2012 update - Library updates

The Council has today re-issued matter statement PSM22 (Communities of the North Fringe).  The reference of the republished document is PSM22/1. Appendix B in PSM22 has been replaced with a corrected version.

An erratum to PSM24 (Major Infrastructure and Oldbury Nuclear Power Station) has also been published – the reference of this erratum is PSM24/1.  The erratum to PSM24 has been released to correct the errors in the original release. 

Both of these documents are available to view in the Hearing Statements Library (link above).

The Council has also today published a Rolling Schedule of Suggested Changes (ref SRC1) in the Examination Library (link above).  This schedule draws all of the changes suggested so far by the Council further to the December 2011 Post-Submission Changes. This schedule of rolling suggested changes is being published by the Council to aid all parties before and during the Hearing sessions. The changes proposed are those suggested by South Gloucestershire Council and are being presented to the Examination for consideration by the Inspector. It is a living document that will be regularly updated during the Examination and Hearing sessions.

The Council’s Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document has also been added to the Examination Library (ref: RD64).

20 June 2012 update - Library updates

The Examination Library (link above) has today been updated with the following documents:

  • SS18 Statement of Common Ground between SGC and Business West
  • EB74 Park Farm, Frampton Cotterell appeal statement

18 June 2012 update - Programme and Library updates

The Examination Library (link above) has today been updated with the following documents:

  • SS15 Statement of Common Ground between SGC and the Highways Agency
  • SS16 Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood proposed SPD timetable
  • SS17 Supporting letter from Clifton Rugby Club

The Examination Programme (link above) has also been updated.

Participants are advised to continue to regularly check the library and the programme via the links above as it is likely that these will be updated throughout the Examination period.

15 June 2012 update - Commencement of Hearing Sessions and Library update

Please note that the Examination will start promptly at 10am on Tuesday 19th June in Kingswood Council Chamber.  As this is the first day there are likely to be many people attending, therefore attendees are advised to make sure they arrive early so they are able to park and register to enable the session to start on time.

The Examination Library (link above) has today been updated with the following documents:

  • SS10 Letter from the Coal Authority
  • SS11 Letter from Pegasus Planning regarding Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
  • SS12 Model Policy
  • SS13 Proposed Revised Policies CS15, CS27, CS31 & CS33
  • SS14 Letter from Environment Agency supporting SFRAs & the Core Strategy
  • EB6/5 Exeter City Core Strategy extract
  • EB29/1 SFRA Level 1 Environment Agency sign-off letter

The participants listed in the Examination Programme (link above) has also been updated.

13 June 2012 update - Matters 22 - 28

Following the Inspector's deadline of the 7 June for responses to Matters 22 - 28, the Hearing Statements Library has now been updated to include statements received from Respondents (link above).

8 June 2012 update

Following the Inspector's deadline of the 7 June for responses to Matters 22 to 28, the Council's responses to these matters and also Matter 13 have been added to the Matter Statement Library (see link above).  Matter Statements received from Respondents will be added to this library in the early part of week commencing 11 June.

The Examination Library has also been updated with a number of new documents including community led statements of support.

1 June 2012 update

Following the Inspector’s deadline of 24 May for responses to Matters 1 to 21, the Council has now updated the Hearing Statement Library to include statements received from respondents (link above).

The Examination Library has also been updated with a number of new documents (link above).

25 May 2012 update

Following the Inspector’s deadline of 24 May for responses to Matters 1 to 21, the Council has submitted its responses and published them in the new Hearing Statement Library – link above.  Statements received from respondents will be collated and then also published in the Hearing Statement Library shortly.

The Examination Library has also been updated with a number of new documents (link above).

Please note that the Council’s response to Matter 13 will be published with the second set of responses to the week 3 matters following the 7th June deadline.

14 May 2012 update

The Examination Library (link above) has been updated with a number of new documents, including:

4 May 2012 update

Please note that Matter 28, question 3 should read 'Do detailed concerns affecting land ownership negate the principles expounded in the Plan to develop Green Infrastructure and other facilities'

2 May 2012 update - Local Development Scheme

The Council has updated the Examination Library (link above) to include an update to the Local Development Scheme.  The updated Local Development Scheme can be viewed here.

26 April 2012 update - Revised Programme, Matters and Issues

The Inspector has now published the final Pre Hearing Meeting Notes (PHM) following the meeting on the 17 April and also the Core Strategy EiP Revised Programme, Matters and Issues.  The EiP Programme of Hearing Sessions will commence on Tues 19 - 22 June (Week 1); Tues 26 - 29 June (Week 2); Week 3 will commence on Wed 11 - 13 July.  The fourth week (17 - 20 July) is reserved for any outstanding matters.  The PHM Notes, Programme, Matters and Issues can be read here and here.   The letter can be read here.

The Council has now published the names of those participating at hearing sessions; this list can be viewed here.

18 April 2012 update

The Council's response to the Inspector's questions given at the Pre-Hearing Meeting (17th April 2012) and the Council's note on the Duty to Co-operate have been added to the Examination Library.  The documents are available to view here and here.

16 April 2012 update

The Council has responded to a letter from the Inspector regarding making modifications to Core Strategy under the Localism Act.  The Inspector's letter can be read here and the Council's response here.

12 April 2012 update - schedules of representations

Schedules of representations made to each stage of the Core Strategy are available to view at the following links:

22 March  2012 Update

Inspector Mr Paul Crysell, has been appointed to carry out the Examination in Public (EiP) of the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy. Prior to the opening of the EiP, the Inspector will hold a Pre hearing Meeting (PHM) commencing at 2pm on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at the Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9TR.

The purpose of the PHM is to help the Inspector and all interested parties prepare for the EiP. At the PHM the Inspector will outline the procedural elements of the EiP. The Inspector will not hear evidence on the merits of any proposal and those attending the PHM meeting will only be able to comment if invited to do so by the Inspector.

The Inspector has indicated he intends to commence hearings as part of the EiP on Tuesday 19 June 2012. The EiP will be held at the Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, BS15 9TR.

The Examination Guidance Note, a letter to Core Strategy respondents and the agenda for the PHM are available in the Examination Library.  Further details about the timing and duration of the EiP will be published on this page and the Examination page (link below) as they become available. For further information please contact Kath Thorne, the Examination Programme Officer by telephoning 01454 863742 or emailing programme.officer@southglos.gov.uk

9 March 2012 - Examination Library update

There have been a number of additional evidence bas and supporting documents added to the Examination Library since December 2011.  The updated library which lists all evidence base and supporting documents is now available.

The representations submitted on the December 2011 Core Strategy are intended to be published by the end of March.

 20 February 2012 Update - Closure of Publication Period

The official period for making representations on the Core Strategy (which incorporates December 2011 Post-Submission Changes) and other supporting documents closed at midnight on Friday 17 February. All representations received are now being acknowledged and collated and copies will be passed to the Inspector. Further information will follow shortly.

January 2012 Update

Please note that the December 2011 Core Strategy incorporating Post Submission Changes has now been published.  Representations are being invited on it until the 17th February.  For further details, please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/postsubmission .

Programme.Officer@southglos.gov.uk

Consultation Documents

Consultation Summary

NameCore Strategy Examination
DescriptionInformation regarding the Examination in Public of the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy.
DatesFrom 11 Apr 2011 at 00:00 to 30 Sep 2011 at 23:59.
StatusClosed
Consultation TopicPlanning policy & strategy
Geographical area
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
Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact the Spatial Planning Team:

Email: planningLDF@southglos.gov.uk
Phone: 01454 863469