South Gloucestershire adopts long-term planning blueprint

South Gloucestershire’s long-term planning blueprint, or Core Strategy, has been formally adopted by the council following a majority decision at last week’s Full Council meeting. The decision follows last month’s approval of the strategy by independent Government Planning Inspector Paul Crysell, who concluded that the strategy was ‘sound’ and suitable for adoption subject to a number of final modifications. As

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Inspector approves South Glos Core Strategy

South Gloucestershire’s Core Strategy has been approved by the independent government planning inspector appointed to consider whether it is ‘sound’ and suitable for adoption. The decision by inspector Paul Crysell, subject to a number of modifications being made by the council, follows last summer’s detailed public examination in which Mr Crysell considered the views of hundreds of local people, organisations

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Final Core Strategy report expected in June

Government planning inspector Mr Paul Crysell is expected to deliver his final report on South Gloucestershire’s Core Strategy in June, following a further consultation period that began last Friday (22nd March). Over the next six weeks he will be inviting members of the public to comment on modifications to the strategy that he believes are necessary to make it ‘sound’

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Extra Core Strategy hearing day to consider possible housing sites

Possible locations for additional housing development in the district will be discussed this week (Thursday 7th March) when the public examination of South Gloucestershire’s long-term planning blueprint, or Core Strategy, is re-opened for one day. Government-appointed Planning Inspector Paul Crysell reviewed the strategy in detail at a public examination last summer and proposed a number of modifications, including suggesting that

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Inspector requests additional hearing day for Core Strategy

Local residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on potential locations for additional housing development in the district between 2012 and 2017. The Inspector responsible for reviewing South Gloucestershire’s long-term planning blueprint, or Core Strategy, is to hold an additional day’s hearing session during March to hear the public’s views. Following the public examination last summer, the

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Council registers “strong objections” to Inspector’s housing supply recommendations

Proposals to further increase the number of homes to be built in South Gloucestershire between 2012 and 2017 are unjustified and could jeopardise the district’s hard-fought goal of balanced and sustainable development, South Gloucestershire Council has warned. The changes to the district’s long-term planning blueprint, or Core Strategy, were requested by the Government-appointed Inspector responsible for the Strategy’s public examination

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Parties unite to slam government planning rule changes

Councillors in South Gloucestershire have united to criticise the Coalition government’s recent changes to planning rules which water down developers’ obligations to provide much-needed affordable housing. At a meeting of Full Council held on 17th October, Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors joined Labour members in slamming the Coalition for giving an unelected quango powers to override agreements with developers over

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Have your say on further changes to South Glos planning blueprint

Local people are being invited to have their say on draft modifications to South Gloucestershire’s proposed district-wide planning blueprint, or Core Strategy. The strategy was reviewed by an independent Government Inspector during June and July and in his preliminary findings, published last month, the Inspector endorsed the vast majority of the council’s proposals. However, he has also made a number

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Local planning blueprint set for public examination

South Gloucestershire’s Core Strategy – the district’s vital local planning blueprint for the next 14 years – takes a step closer to implementation this week with the beginning of its ‘Examination in Public’ by an independent, Government-appointed Inspector. Over 11 individual days (between Tuesday 19th June and Friday 13th July), the Inspector will consider the strategy in detail and hear

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