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You can use South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Access website to:

  • search for planning applications, weekly lists of new applications, decisions, appeals and enforcement notices,
  • view plans and documents for undecided planning applications,
  • comment on planning applications that have not been decided.

South Gloucestershire Council planning portal link

Latest consultations

Yate Town Improvement Masterplan. 

Yate Town Improvement Masterplan. We want to hear your views.

South Gloucestershire Council has launched of a period of public engagement on the vision and objectives for the Yate Town Improvement Masterplan, which is currently in the early stages of being developed by South Gloucestershire Council and its partners. They want to hear your views and suggestions for improving Yate. Individuals, communities, representatives and organisations have an important role to play in shaping how the town will look, feel and function in the coming years.  The public engagement period, which launched today, runs until Monday 16th November 2020.


The Yate Town Improvement Masterplan will build on the existing character of the town and its existing strengths to ensure Yate is a great place to live, work and visit.  A dedicated website has been set up to enable you to view the emerging vision and opportunities for Yate, which can be accessed at

Your feedback from this public engagement period will help to us prepare the draft Masterplan, which will be put to consultation next year.


Provide your views and suggestions

By visiting the website at you can complete the feedback form and have your say through our interactive map. Alternatively, you can request a printed copy of the feedback form and engagement brochure by contacting us at or calling us on 0118 946 7809.

The feedback form can be returned to us via email at or returned via freepost (no stamp needed) at: FREEPOST SGC

Should you have any queries, please get in touch with the team at or complete the ‘get in touch’ form at

Yate Town Improvement Masterplan Engagement Team
via The Consultation Team, South Gloucestershire Council

New cycle lanes for Yate commuter route to improve safety and encourage more people to ride to work

New cycle lanes are being installed by South Gloucestershire Council on Station Road, Yate, to provide a safer route for cyclists and to make sustainable travel a more attractive option.  Please see the press release for more information New cycle lanes for Yate commuter route

Yate cycleway map





South Gloucestershire Council Call for Sites (July 2020)

One of the key aims of the Local Plan will be to allocate sites for the new homes, jobs, infrastructure, services and facilities that will be needed in South Gloucestershire.

Sites can be put forward by anyone or any organisation, although typically they are promoted by land owners, developers, agents, local businesses, individuals and groups. A requirement of the council is that in submitting sites evidence is provided that sites can be delivered. Therefore it is important that submissions make clear that the land is owned by or under the control of the person making the submission, or they genuinely have the means to acquire the land.

It must also be emphasised that just because a site has been put forward by a person or organisation who considers it may have potential to be allocated. The inclusion of a site does not mean the site will be allocated or provide any indication of the outcome of the HELAA process or any subsequent planning application.

Once we have a clearer idea of the sites and options available, we will be able to examine them in detail to form a view as to whether they will help us or not as we go forward. We will then engage with our communities through the local plan process to hear and understand their views.

The ‘Call for Sites’ is now open and runs until Tuesday 20 October 2020 and is just one element of forming the new Local Plan which we are required to do under the Government’s planning rules.

A full public consultation will take place later this year. This will focus on the issues and priorities for the plan and some initial proposals for how we can shape and guide development to meet the need for homes, jobs and infrastructure and plan to maintain and improve our environment and our quality of life

Further information about the call for sites including frequently asked questions (which sets out the process for submitting sites, and the status of sites submitted through previous calls for sites) can be viewed online at

South Gloucestershire Council Consultation on additional planning documents

There are several additional planning documents which have been published for consultation which closes on Tuesday 20 October 2020. These documents include:

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2020

We have undertaken a refresh of our SCI to keep it up to date and ensure we meet the requirements of the planning regulations. Further details can be found at

Householder Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Barn Conversions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

These two SPDs amplify the objectives of our existing Local Plan policy by providing detailed guidance on the design standards required for these types of development.

The Householder Extension SPD also seeks to explain how the impact of any householder extension on neighbouring properties can be assessed along with guidance on renewable energy sources and improving energy performance.

Further details of these SPDs can be found at &

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The amendments to The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, made in September 2019, included a number of changes to the way CIL and Section 106 (s106) funding could be used. This has resulted in the need to update our guidance on CIL and S106. Further details can be found at

Please note this draft SPD does not amend the existing CIL Charging Schedule which was adopted in 2015.  CIL charges are index linked. Changes to the charges can only be brought about through a new CIL charging adoption process which includes public consultation and independent examination.

South Gloucestershire Council Thornbury High Street Experimental Traffic Order and public consultation

From 21 July South Gloucestershire Council will be continuing the pedestrianisation of Thornbury High Street using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), including a six-month public consultation on whether these or other changes should be made permanent.  

During this time we have an opportunity to make a positive difference to Thornbury High Street both now and in the long term future, and we are keen to hear your views of how best to make it happen.

We want to hear from a wide range of groups to tell us how these changes affect them and how they want the high street to work in the future. As key stakeholders we would value your feedback on any impact you consider these potential changes could have on local residents and organisations, and we would appreciate if you could cascade this notification to anyone who may be interested.

This consultation will be open until 31 January 2021

How to find out more and have your say:

  • Go to our consultation page to read the consultation document, find out what temporary changes we have made, and what some of the future possibilities are.
  • Complete our online survey or download and print a copy of the questionnaire from our webpage to post to us at the below address
  • Email:  (Quote reference L3/DFA/STOP/PT.6609)
  • Telephone: 01454 868000
  • Write to us: South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Consultation Team, Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF

Public Consultation on new Drug Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting its draft Drug Strategy for 2020 – 2025

The drug strategy aims to reduce the risks and harms associated with drug misuse and will inform our local commissioning intentions

As key stakeholders we are keen to hear your views on the draft document, and would appreciate if you could cascade this message to anyone who you think might be interested. We are interested in hearing views from as wide a range of people and organisations as possible

The consultation is open from Wednesday 5 August 2020 until Wednesday 28 October 2020

How to find out more and have your say:

  • Go to our consultation page to read the draft document and the expected impact on protected characteristic groups
  • Complete our online survey to tell us what you think
  • Telephone: 01454 868154
  • Email:
  • Write to: South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF

Due to libraries having limited opening hours at present, to obtain a hard copy of the draft strategy or survey, please contact us by telephone, post or email with your address and we will post the materials to you.