A MAJOR blueprint setting out where hundreds of homes in Yate and surrounding area could be built has been released. 

South Gloucestershire Council has recently published its draft Local Plan which sets out where 20,490 homes should be built up to the year 2040.

The authority has had to find land for more than 9,000 homes that did not already have planning permission or sites allocated to them in previous versions of the housing and jobs blueprint.

Multiple sites in the town have been revealed as locations plus sites at neighbouring villages and areas such as Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne and Coalpit Heath. 

People can have their say on the plan from next month following cabinet approval on Monday.

A nine-week consultation will include material such as interactive maps, which aren't available on the Local Plan documents just yet.

You can view the draft plan at tinyurl.com/4cbt9m4y

Sites in Yate and the surrounding area announced: 
Sites Within Existing Boundaries of urban areas and market towns
- Land north of Ladden Garden Village: 162 homes
- Yate town centre: 200 homes
- Oxbarton Mead Road, Stoke Gifford: eight homes
New green field allocations
- Bridge Yate, one site: 110 homes
- Yate west: North, one site: 20 homes
- Coalpit Heath, one site: 90 homes
- Frampton Cotterell, one site: 60 homes
- Pucklechurch, one site: 60 homes
- Winterbourne, three sites: 235 homes
Schedule of sites in the emerging 'preferred strategy'
- The Sawmills, Bath Road, Bridge, Yate: 110 homes
-Land at 404 North Road, Yate: 29 homes
- Land at North Road, Yate: 42 homes
- Land to rear of 450 North Road, Yate: eight homes
- Land east of Abson Road, Pucklechurch: 60 homes
- Land off Park Road, Westerleigh and Coalpit Heath: 90 homes
- Land at Shortwood, Emersons Green: 65 homes
- Land off Bristol Road, Frampton Cotterell: 60 homes
- Field to south of Rock View, Engine Common Lane, Iron Acton: 12 homes
- Land at Dyers Lane, Iron Acton: 20 homes