There is still uncertainty about how many dwellings will have to be accommodated in South Gloucestershire in the next five years and where they should go.
Local residents were delighted when the Engine Common appeal was dismissed but there was a sting in the tail. The Inspector dealing with it accepted the developer’s evidence that South Gloucestershire Council has not identified enough housing sites that are available during the next five years to meet Government requirements.
The Core Strategy Inspector has recognised that this means that he has to give further consideration to the housing figures. South Gloucestershire Planning Officers need to let him have any comments on the issue by 7th June.
A question mark still hangs over the sites such as Woodlands Farm in Coalpit Heath which so far he has not identified for development.