About the masterplan
The Yate Town Improvement Masterplan will be an important document that shapes the future of Yate by setting out a long-term vision and objectives for the town. Building on the existing character of the town, the masterplan seeks to unlock heritage, social, community and economic opportunities and support investment within Yate in the coming years.
Why do we need a vision?
We live in unprecedented times, with major new challenges that require a fresh way of thinking.

People and community are at the heart of the vision for the masterplan, as changing behaviours in the way we live, work and travel will inform how planned changes will happen in Yate.

The masterplan will shape the future of Yate over the next 15-20 years by setting out a long-term vision and objectives for the town.

New opportunities
The masterplan vision will define new opportunities for:
  • Future growth
  • Grass roots community engagement
  • More walking and cycling
  • Reducing congestion and enhance air quality
  • Meeting the needs of an ageing population
  • Creating more opportunities for young people
  • Maintaining economic prosperity
  • Helping everyone access new jobs, new skills and homes
  • Maintaining our existing wildlife and creating new habitats
  • Creating new ways for people to enjoy nature by providing better access

The wider picture
The work and outputs of the masterplan will inform the drafting of the new South Gloucestershire Local Plan. The Local Plan 2020, is at an early stage of preparation but will eventually set out a new vision and a framework for the future development for South Gloucestershire. The production of the local plan will explore the issues, options and approaches that could be taken to meet our needs for new housing, a prosperous economy, community facilities, infrastructure, climate emergency and enhancement of the environment. The new Local Plan will eventually be used to make decisions on planning applications within South Gloucestershire, including Yate. The work and consultation taking place through this masterplan will enable focused evidence and ideas to inform the approach to Yate in the Local Plan.

The 'Phase 1' Local Plan consultation marked the start of the Local Plan 2020 process. The consultation ran from 27 November 2020 to 1 March 2021.   Phase 2 on potential options for growth, protection, site proposals and place discussions will take place in late 2021, with the Local Plan consultation undertaken in 2022. The Local Plan documents can be accessed using the following link: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/new-local-plan/.  The next intended stage of consultation, Phase 2, will cover the potential options for growth, protection and more information and is likely to start in early 2022. More information and updates on preparation of the new Local Plan  can be accessed using the following link: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/new-local-plan/.

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