December 2011 South Gloucestershire Core Strategy incorporating Post-Submission Changes

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Please note that the formal period for making representations is Thursday 29 December until Friday 17 February 2012.  These dates are different from those previously advertised in some places. 

Background information

The South Gloucestershire Core Strategy will be the key document in the Council's portfolio of Local Development Framework planning documents and applies to the entire district of South Gloucestershire.  It sets out a vision for the area based on evidence, community objectives and the detailed spatial strategy for future development in South Gloucestershire to 2026. 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.

South Gloucestershire Council submitted the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for independent Examination on 31 March 2011.  Since that time the Inspector appointed to undertake the Examination requested that the Council undertakes further technical work.  The Council has now undertaken this work which has resulted in a number of Post-Submission Changes to the Core Strategy.

The Council is now re-publishing and inviting representations on the Core Strategy (which incorporates December 2011 Post-Submission Changes), the Sustainability Appraisal Report that has been updated to support the December 2011 Core Strategy incorporating Post-Submission Changes, changes to the Proposals Map and other supporting documents. 

How to view the documents

Links to the December 2011 documents (click to open in a new window, please note that some of these documents are large and may take several minutes to open):

A list of all evidence base, previously published, current and other relevant documents is available by clicking here.

Further documents may be published prior to and during the Core Strategy's Examination in Public.

The December 2011 Core Strategy incorporating Post-Submission Changes, the December 2011 Sustainability Appraisal Report, changes to the Proposals Maps and other supporting documents are also available to view at: 

  • The Council's One-Stop Shops at:
    • 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 
  • All South Gloucestershire libraries (locations and opening times are available here). 

Please note that Council offices, One-Stop Shops and libraries will be closed on 23 December 2011 (from 1pm), 26-28 December 2011 inclusive and 2 January 2012.

How to make representations

Representations are invited on any part of these documents for a period of seven weeks from Thursday 29 December 2011 until Friday 17 February 2012. 

The addresses to which representations should be sent are:

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

Any representations received will be passed to the Inspector appointed to examine the Core Strategy for his consideration.  The Council will not be formally responding to representations made during this period.  All representations previously submitted will still be considered by the Inspector - there is no requirement to re-submit representations already made. 

Where possible, representations should be based on the soundness and legal compliance of the Core Strategy.  Guidance notes and representation forms that give details on this and on making representations are available in hard copy on request to the email address or phone number below, or electronically here (pdf) or here (MS Word)

Representation forms do not have to be used and neither does soundness or legal compliance have to be referred to in responses.  However it will assist the Inspector and the Council if representations are structured in that manner.

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

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





























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