New South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Prospectus document (January 2017)


Please note - this consultation is now closed. Full details of this consultation are still available to view below.


All responses received to this consultation are available to view.


For up to date information relating to the New Local Plan please visit the council's website at


All comments received will be considered as part of preparing the Draft South Gloucestershire Local Plan 2018-2036. The Draft Plan is is anticipated to be published for consultation under Regulation 18 (of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) later in 2017.



New South Gloucestershire Council Local Plan 2018 – 2036: prospectus

‘Looking ahead and planning for our future’


We would like your input to help prepare the new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, which will steer development in the district over the next 20 years. 

The first stage of this work is to invite your views on our new Local Plan prospectus, and what you feel the new Local Plan ought to contain.

The South Gloucestershire Council Local Plan (2018-2036) prospectus sets out the proposed scope, and programme for preparing the new Local Plan. We also want to share with you our strategic priorities for the area, and how the council will deliver new development in line with the vision and aspirations of our local communities and the needs of people who live, work and invest in South Gloucestershire.

Publishing and consulting on this prospectus is the start of the process of preparing the new Local Plan.

About the new Local Plan

The new SGLP will be a development plan document (DPD) covering the whole of South Gloucestershire and the plan period will be 2018-2036. It will review, and eventually replace, existing local planning documents including the:

  • South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Core Strategy- 2006-2027 (2013) and the
  • South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan

As you may know the council is working with the three other West of England unitary authorities to prepare the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP). The JSP will set out the overall amount of residential and employment development and where it should be located across the West of England sub-region, as well as the infrastructure required to support that growth including for example schools, transport infrastructure, community facilities and green spaces.

Part of the Local Plan’s purpose will be to allocate strategic sites for development at locations identified in the JSP, as well as to allocate sites for non-strategic development in the district. The Local Plan will also set out the suite of planning policies that will be used to deliver sustainable development in South Gloucestershire.

Let us know what you think

Consultation on the Local Plan prospectus document ran from Thursday 12 January – Thursday 23 February 2017.

The following documents are available to view:

54 Sustainable Access Profiles have been prepared to provide technical information to support the new South Gloucestershire Local Plan.

The 2017 Sustainable Access Methodology provides detail on the approach and methodology for calculating demographic information, selecting the range of key services and facilities, appropriate walking and cycling distances and assessment of suitable public transport connections.

Call for Sites

Information relating to the call for sites is available to view. Please use this link to:

  • view sites which were previously submitted to the council by landowners, developers and agents for consideration for potential development
  • submit up to date information about previously submitted sites; or
  • submit new sites for consideration.

Making comments

Please do take the opportunity to use our online consultation system to respond (see above), as this ensures that your comments will be dealt with in the most efficient way possible.

Comments could also be submitted via email or post, using a response form.

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

  • By e-mail:; or
  • By post: Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, Environment and Community Services Department, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 0DR.

Availability of documents

The Local Plan prospectus document is available to view 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

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

Next Steps

Comments received will be considered and used to inform the preparation of the draft Plan during 2017. Further details on this will be provided in due course. Please continue to check our website for further information and updates.





Data Protection

The information collected as part this consultation will also be used by the council in accordance with the data protection principles in the Data Protection Act 1998. The purposes for collecting this data is: to assist in plan making; and to contact you, if necessary, regarding the planning consultation process. Some of the data may be made public as it will form part of the evidence base used to inform the creation of planning policy documents. The above purposes may require public disclosure of any data received on the response form, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.













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


  • Opened
    12 Jan 2017 at 14:00
  • Closed
    23 Feb 2017 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Planning policy & strategy
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