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Local Plan 2016 to 2036

Published: 2020-01-24 Updated: 2020-06-05 Subject: Planning, Local Plan

The Local Plan will set out our long-term perspective on local development, and will include the following:

  • a strategy to guide development
  • site allocations for planned development (including major strategic development locations and smaller sites)
  • district-wide Development Management policies (which will help to determine planning applications)

Public consultation, 6 April to 1 June

We started development of our Local Plan in 2018, as part of the wider West of England Joint Spatial Plan, a shared strategic plan for the local authorities which make up WECA (The West of England Combined Authority: B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire). However, The Joint Spatial Plan was halted at the Examination stage, and the Plan was withdrawn in January 2020.

As a result, we are launching a revised timetable for updating the current Local Plan, and associated planning documents. We held a public consultation on this from April to June 2020, and will publish the results of this soon. 

View the consultation documents

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Please note that the documents below are the current Local Plan, and NOT the proposed partial update which is currently open for consultation.