Environment

Environment

Have your say on the Resource and Waste Strategy: 2020 and...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to have their say on the future of waste and recycling in the area by taking part in...

West of England Councils sign 10-year contracts to manage residual waste...

New contracts have been awarded with two regional companies to manage residual waste, that is material which cannot be recycled or otherwise reused. The...

All-party agreement to declare climate emergency and take action to reduce...

South Gloucestershire Council Members unanimously passed a motion declaring a climate Emergency at their meeting tonight (Wednesday 17 July). The motion included the commitment...

Pontypool man sentenced following multiple fly-tips in South Gloucestershire

A man from Pontypool has been handed a nine month suspended jail sentence, a four month curfew and ordered to pay £950, after admitting...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Brighton man prosecuted for failing to improve neglected Downend house

A Brighton man has been fined £4,800 and ordered to pay £2,200 in costs to the council, along with a victim surcharge, after he...

Bristol man given conditional discharge and ordered to pay £110 clear...

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £130 after being found guilty of committing waste-related offences, following a fly-tip that...

South Gloucestershire Council buys site to expand and improve waste management...

South Gloucestershire Council will build a new Sort It centre and waste management facility in Filton, to improve recycling services for residents and to...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £719.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences following a fly-tip...

Green light for next stage of Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area flood...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has given the green light to progress the next stage of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) ecological mitigation and...

South Gloucestershire Council commits to phasing out single use plastics

As part of our commitment to the environment, following a Cabinet decision earlier this year, we will be phasing out single use plastics where...

Mangotsfield woman prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Mangotsfield woman has been ordered to pay a total of £155 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences following a fly-tip...

South Gloucestershire Council aims for fresh approach to managing waste collections...

South Gloucestershire Council is to consider a new approach to managing waste collections, which could lead to bringing the service back in-house in 2020,...

Land owner ordered to pay over £6,000 for waste offences

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a land owner who was ordered to pay a total of £6,120 in fines and costs following ongoing...

Bradley Stoke builder ordered to pay over £11,000 for breaching building...

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a Bradley Stoke based builder, who was ordered to pay a total of £11,689.18 in fines and costs...

Two South Gloucestershire residents prosecuted for waste offences

Two South Gloucestershire residents have been found guilty of committing waste related offences following the work of our environmental protection team. Charmaine Whereatt, 36, of...

New land supply analysis strengthens council’s hand to resist speculative development

An updated analysis of the land available to deliver new housing in South Gloucestershire in the next five years shows that we have sufficient...

Caerphilly man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A Caerphilly man has been ordered to pay a total of £1611.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in Badminton, South...

Irresponsible dog owners targeted

We want to reduce the amount of dog waste littering South Gloucestershire and ensure that dog owners meet their responsibilities, and have a number...

Christmas and New Year waste collections

South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections will not be taking place on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) or New Year’s Day...

Fines and community service for successfully prosecuted fly-tipper

A Chipping Sodbury man has been ordered to pay £810.59 in fines and costs, and been given 160 hours of community service, after pleading...

Council publishes updated list of sites to be assessed for potential...

As part of our work on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, we are publishing an updated list of sites which have been...

Patchway Common buzzing again thanks to award-winning project

A South Gloucestershire Council community project has won a national award for creating a wildlife haven at Patchway Common. The project picked up a Bees'...

Consultation launched as part of independent examination of West of England...

As part of the development and assessment of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), further information is being published for public comment...

New planning process will open up and improve application times and...

New processes to manage and determine planning applications come into effect today (Thursday 1 November), which will streamline the system for individuals and inform...

Envirocrime team win national award

South Gloucestershire Council’s envirocrime team have won the Association for Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Environmental Services Innovation Award for 2018 in recognition of their...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offences

A Wick man has been ordered to pay £1,160 in fines and costs, after being found guilty in court of committing waste related offences...

Recycling success celebrated in South Gloucestershire

It’s Recycling Week (24 to 30 September) and South Gloucestershire residents are being congratulated for recycling an extra 1,779 tonnes of waste between April...

Rogue traders ordered to pay nearly £46,000

A pair of rogue traders were ordered to pay victims of their paving scam a total of £45,669 at Bristol Crown Court last week...

Council challenges Charfield planning decision

In another major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Land north of Wotton Road development in Charfield. Following an inquiry...

Number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire reaches record high

368, that’s the total number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire over the past year, taking the figure to a record high. From Emersons...

Licensing for larger privately rented properties set to change

A new national licensing scheme is set to improve standards for tenants living in privately rented properties in South Gloucestershire. All landlords or agents who...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offence

A man from Wick has been ordered to pay a £230 fine and £300 in court costs after pleading guilty to failing to make...

Planning changes will encourage greater engagement

We have approved amendments to the way planning applications will be managed. The updated system will simplify procedures and encourage the public, local councils...

Planning changes proposed to encourage greater engagement

Proposals to update the South Gloucestershire planning system have been published ahead of the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 18 July. The aim...

Single use cups and plastic cutlery to be removed from council...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to end the use of disposable cups and plastic cutlery at the council’s offices. At Monday 2 July’s Cabinet...

Little Stoke fly tipper prosecuted

A man from Little Stoke has been ordered to pay a total of £2,314.41 in fines and costs after being found guilty of waste...

Council challenges planning decisions

In a major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Cleve Park development in Thornbury. Following an inquiry relating to the...

Retirement home developer ordered to pay almost £7,000 for breaching planning...

A company that develops and operates retirement homes has been ordered to pay a total of £6753.25 in fines and costs after they were...

Have Your Say on New South Gloucestershire Local Plan – Consultation...

The current phase of public consultation on the new South Gloucestershire Council Local Plan will close on Monday 30 April and residents and others...

Slough man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Slough man has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £1,500 in costs to the council along with a £120 victim surcharge after...

West of England Joint Spatial Plan Submitted to Government for Review

The draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

Downend man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Downend man has been ordered to pay £2,000 in costs to the council and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to failing...

Planning agreements signed for Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood

We have completed two important agreements between developers and landowners which will see thousands of new homes and supporting infrastructure built at the Cribbs...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Bristol man receives 68 week sentence after being prosecuted for fly...

A Bristol man has been jailed for over a year and ordered to pay over £2,000 after being found guilty of fly tipping in...

Bristol man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £500 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Ionut...

Roll out of new bins will help boost recycling rates

From Monday 15 January we will begin delivering 106,000 140 litre bins to residents across South Gloucestershire. The new bins will replace the current...

Last chance for public engagement on final draft of West of...

The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) for the West of England region will close on January...