Consultation to open on South Gloucestershire’s development future

November 03 2015

PEOPLE in South Gloucestershire are being urged to have their say on two major planning blueprints that will shape new development and growth in the district.

PEOPLE in South Gloucestershire are being urged to have their say on two major planning blueprints that will shape new development and growth in the district.
The first consultation is for the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) which sets out a 20-year vision for housing and employment expansion in the West of England – the area covered by the former Avon county.
Its aim is to set out the most appropriate location and mix of housing, as well as land for employment.
It will also identify the transport and other infrastructure requirements needed across the region.
Consultation will start on November 9 and will be followed later in the month by South Gloucestershire Council’s own Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) plan.
That document sets out new planning policies for the area up to 2027, looking at how new development and growth will be managed, as well as allocating and safeguarding land for various types of development.
The council cannot demonstrate a five year supply of housing land so it has to identify extra housing sites - and consult further on them - before submitting the final plan to the inspector.