The West of England emerging Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study

The four West of England councils – Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire - would like to invite you to help shape the emerging Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and Joint Transport Study (JTS).

The West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Study will set out a prospectus for sustainable growth that will help the area meet its housing and transport needs for the next 20 years.

The emerging spatial plan and transport study proposals will be consulted on from 7 November to 19 December. This second phase of consultation will help us to inform the final plan and steer development in the region.

Views will be sought on outline proposals that would allow the West of England to address the following priorities:

  • Respond to the housing shortage – both now and in the future
  • Invest in new infrastructure – to support increased demand from growing communities such as integrating housing and employment with  transport to reduce the length and numbers of journeys to work
  • Support economic growth and improve levels of prosperity – creating new jobs
  • Prioritising development on brownfield sites – rejuvenating existing derelict land and protecting the green belt
  • Any new development must take account of the need to protect a high-quality environment

A significant amount of work to produce a JSP across the West of England has already been undertaken. A public consultation to consider the priorities that we should use to assess the various options for development and infrastructure investment was held last year. That first stage helped to identify the criteria and policies required to produce the current draft of the JSP to help steer the region for the next 20 years.

This website will tell you all you need to know about these plans and their progress.

Recent News – issued by the four West of England Authorities

Next step announced for consultation on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study