Planning blueprint could leave out housing requirements

May 03 2016

A KEY change is being proposed to a major planning blueprint being drawn up by South Gloucestershire Council to omit provision for extra housing allocations.

A KEY change is being proposed to a major planning blueprint being drawn up by South Gloucestershire Council to omit provision for extra housing allocations.
Overall housing numbers for the West of England - the former Avon area which includes South Gloucestershire - are currently being reviewed as part of a separate draft document called the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP).
Planning experts said it would be premature to include housing allocations in South Gloucestershire’s own Policy, Sites and Places document as the council was already working with its neighbouring West of England authorities on that particular subject for the JSP.
The aim of the JSP is to find sustainable locations for housing and employment across the region up to 2036.
South Gloucestershire councillors will debate whether to leave housing out of its
Policy, Sites and Places document when they meet in June.