Environment

Environment

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...

Emersons Green woman prosecuted for waste offences

An Emersons Green woman has been ordered to pay a total of £270 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to committing waste related...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s Climate Change Strategy

South Gloucestershire residents, communities and businesses are invited to have their say on South Gloucestershire’s Climate Change Strategy from Monday 18 December. Working with the...

Residents congratulated for recycling an extra 1,279 tonnes of waste with...

New figures released by South Gloucestershire Council show the success of their new weekly kerbside recycling collections, which began in June this year. An...

Warehouse fire update

Environmental health officers are continuing to work with the owners of the Beeches industrial estate while the clean-up operation continues. The owners, Cushman and...

St Albans man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A St Albans man has been ordered to pay almost £1,900, after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Johnny Brinkley,...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Patchway man prosecuted for waste offences

A Patchway man has been handed a 10 week Community Order and curfew, requiring an electronic tag to be worn, after being found guilty...

Update on the Yate warehouse fire

South Gloucestershire Council staff are assisting emergency services following a warehouse fire in Yate on Tuesday. Council staff are involved in the response while Avon...

Final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan to...

The final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been published ahead of its consideration by the four councils, North...

Major development on Filton Airfield approved

Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s DC West Committee today (Thursday 19 October) approved revised plans for a 2,675 home development, along with employment land,...

Frampton Cotterell man prosecuted for waste offences

A Frampton Cotterell man has been ordered to pay over £1,500 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Michael White,...

South Gloucestershire Council to engage with local communities as it starts...

The Council is beginning the process of producing a new Local Plan that will guide planning decisions across South Gloucestershire over the coming years. A...

Low emission bus announcement

The Cabinet Member responsible for transport has welcomed the £4.79m fund from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, which is designed to help unlock...

Fly tippers prosecuted

Our campaign against fly tipping in South Gloucestershire continues with the successful prosecution of two individuals for committing waste related offences. Carl Gillespie, of Sherwood...

Partnership working secures Criminal Behaviour Order first for council

A Patchway man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and banned from cold calling for two years through a...

Consultation responses sought on modifications to the South Gloucestershire Policies Sites...

The Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan) will form an important part of the planning system for South Gloucestershire over the next decade,...

Improved flood defences to protect homes, Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area and...

A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside...

Recycle every week from 19 June

From Monday 19 June South Gloucestershire households will be able to put all of their recycling containers out for collection every week with their...

Mangotsfield Sort It Centre reopens ahead of schedule

Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre will reopen ahead of schedule from 10am on Saturday 27 May following its refurbishment. The recycling centre has been closed...

Change in governance arrangements introduced

Governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council changed to a Leader and Cabinet model at Wednesday 17 May’s Annual General Meeting. Under the new arrangements, the...

Holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun activities planned to help keep children entertained over the Easter holiday including rhymetimes, story times and...

Number of tree varieties in Page Park more than doubles with...

The variety of different tree species in Staple Hill’s Page Park has increased by more than half following the planting of 33 new trees,...

Trio of fly tippers prosecuted

Our campaign against fly-tipping in South Gloucestershire continues with the successful prosecution of three individuals for committing waste related offences. Cristina Drosu, of Ilminster Avenue...

Destroying protected trees costs developer £2,267.46

A property developer has been ordered to pay a total of £2,267.46 after they were successfully prosecuted for destroying four trees in Almondsbury that...

South Gloucestershire man prosecuted for fly tipping waste near his home

A man from Patchway in South Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay a total of £700 in fines and costs after he admitted fly...

Improvement work for recycling facility at Mangotsfield

Work will begin on 1 February to make significant improvements to the transfer station and recycling yard attached to the Mangotsfield Sort It recycling...

Have your say on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire

From today (Thursday 12 January) we are consulting on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire and we are encouraging residents and people who...

Prosecution follows waste filmed thrown from car window

A man from Manchester has been ordered to pay a total of £610 in fines and costs after he admitted illegally disposing waste in...

New multi-million pound housing development under way in South Gloucestershire

Members of South Gloucestershire Council made a site visit to see work start on a major new housing development which will create 70 much-needed...

Conditional discharge and fines follow discovery of fly tipped waste

A woman from Bristol has been given a one year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1,268.75 in costs after she...