You can comment online - you can step through the Joint Spatial Plan section by section and there is a button at the bottom of each section that allows you to add a comment. You'll need to register with the site, if you haven't already done so for a previous consultation, and log in. Do make sure you submit each comment before moving on to the next section.
Particular sections of interest include:
- Policy 2: The Spatial Strategy - this lists the locations where large numbers of houses are proposed and explains why they have been proposed
- Policy 7.8: Buckover
- Policy 7.9: Charfield
- Policy 7.10: Coalpit Heath
- Policy 7.11: Thornbury
- Policy 7.12: Yate
Don't be misled by policy 7.12 being labelled Yate - the land involved is actually in Iron Acton and Westerleigh Parishes. These proposals will affect Engine Common, Nibley and Westerleigh and development will come close to Iron Acton and the development proposed at Coalpit Heath.
If you cannot comment online, you can download a form. You can email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to West of England Joint Spatial Plan C/o South Gloucestershire Council, Planning PO Box 1954 Bristol BS37 0DD.
Before making your comments, it is well worth reading this page on how to comment and this guide to commenting.
You only have until 10th January 2018 to comment - don't forget in the Christmas rush!
A Planning Inspector will hold a public inquiry next year to decide if the plan is sound and whether any changes are needed to make it sound. They will see any comments you make in the consultation. When commenting, you can say whether or not you would like to be called to give evidence at the public inquiry.
Remember, this is your last chance to have your say so don't leave it to others. Once the plan has been adopted it will be too late to change where the new development goes.