You only have until next Thursday, 23 February, to have your say on the South Glos Local Plan Prospectus.
As we reported last month, South Glos has to publish a new Local Plan for 2018-2036. One of the things it will do is allocate specific sites for development - so, for example, if the final Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) for the West of England says there should be 1,500 homes at Coalpit Heath, this plan will say more precisely where they should be built. It will also allocate smaller sites, to go towards whatever figure the JSP says South Glos must provide outside the large sites.
Work on the new Local Plan is just starting and the council is asking for your views on what it should cover and what the vision and priorities should be for our area. Your Focus Team does not think large scale developments on the edge of villages is compatible with the vision we supported in the council's Core Strategy, which this Local Plan will replace. What do you think the vision and priorities should be? How would you balance concerns like protecting community identity and our countryside with the need for housing? You can let the council know what you think by answering questions 2 and 3 of the consultation.