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 - have been consulting on the emerging Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and Joint Transport Study (JTS).

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

The consultations ran from Monday 7 November until Monday 19 December, following on from an initial Issues and Options consultation in 2015. You can view the results for the Joint Spatial Plan Issues and Options, or the results for the Joint Transport Plan Issues and Options

More information about this second phase of consultation can be found on the individual consultation pages:

The two consultations have now closed.

What happens next?

All feedback will now be evaluated and considered.

The development of the Spatial Strategy will continue throughout 2017 and the submission of the document to Secretary of State is anticipated to be in 2018.

Feedback from this consultation will be evaluated and used to inform the Joint Transport Study recommendations to be published in summer 2017. All four councils will then consider these recommendations for inclusion in an update to the Joint Local Transport Plan for further public consultation by the end of 2017.

This website will keep you up to date with timescales and progress as we move forward post-consultation.

Recent News – issued by the four West of England authorities

7th November 2016 - Consultation launched on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study

30th September 2016 - Next step announced for consultation on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study