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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