Planning and Consultations


Pucklechurch Parish & Planning Applications

The Local Planning Authority for Pucklechurch Parish is South Gloucestershire Council.

Pucklechurch Parish Council is automatically notified and consulted on any applications made within the parish boundary, including applications for Certificates of Lawfulness. On many occasions it is also notified of applications that have been made for the surrounding parishes which may affect the residents who live in Pucklechurch or its setting within the landscape. These applications are discussed at Full Council meetings when decisions are taken about whether to object, or not, to the proposals that are being made. Councillors will assess each application on its own merit and have to be mindful of a variety of published planning policy documents as well as local knowledge in these matters. A list of the applications to be discussed at any given meeting is published as an itemised list on the meeting agenda. Residents may make their views known to the Parish Council with regard to these applications under the terms of public participation.

To see a current list of 'live' applications, i.e. those which are currently pending consideration for Pucklechurch click on the button below - in the box marked 'Application Details' which appears choose Pucklechurch under 'Parish' and 'pending consideration' under 'Status', then click the Search button at the bottom of the page. Parishioners may also submit comments on applications directly to South Gloucestershire Council before consultation periods close.


South Gloucestershire Council consultations

Local Plan call for sites update March 2021

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. The purpose of the ‘call for sites’ was to provide an opportunity for people to identify sites they think may have the potential for development (for housing and economic purposes) through the Local Plan.

The first thing to remember is that at this stage just because a landowner/developer has identified and submitted a piece of land to be investigated as a possible location for new development that this means it will actually be developed. In fact, SGC is very clear that inclusion on the map it has produced to show what has been suggested DOES NOT infer that it supports any of these sites for allocation in its new Local Plan, or development through a planning application. Submitted sites will be subject to detailed assessment and future consultation.

This is a lengthy process that has to take into account many factors, not least of which the fact that virtually all of the land identified in and around Pucklechurch parish is currently designated as Green Belt. It is entirely possible over the coming weeks and months that residents may see various speculative designs for development being published online by landowners/developers for parcels of land they have submitted for inclusion - these should not be a cause for anyone to panic as no matter how professional these may look as at this stage these will be purely speculative.

Please be aware Parish Council is fully engaged with the consultation process surrounding the development of the new Local Plan. SGC has also published FAQs for those that want to know more and guidance on how to make comments.