West of England Joint Spatial Plan

 

The four West of England Councils – Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire – are working together to produce a West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) which will set out a prospectus for sustainable growth to help the Region meet its housing and transport needs for the next 20 years, to 2036.

 

In the previous Consultation, ‘Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy,’ in November 2016, residents, businesses, the development sector and other Stakeholders responded to Draft Proposals for delivering new homes, land for employment and infrastructure.

 

Over the Spring and Summer officers have considered and evaluated Consultation Responses and have reviewed key issues. Officers have also undertaken further technical work that supports the Draft Plan.

 

This Autumn, the West of England Joint Spatial Plan Publication Document, will be discussed at the West of England Combined Authority – Infrastructure Advisory Board and Joint Committee meeting by Authority members from each Council. Details of the West of England Combined Authority meetings can be found at www.westofengland-ca.org.uk/meetings/

 

In the Autumn and Winter, the four West of England Councils will publish the West of England Joint Spatial Plan Publication Document, along with the supporting Technical Evidence for a further round of Consultation.

 

The JSP Publication Document, together with the Consultation Responses will be submitted to the Secretary of State in March 2018.  The Secretary of State will then appoint an independent Planning Inspector who will subject the Plan to an Examination in Public (EiP), in 2018.

 

Once adopted the JSP will become a statutory Development Plan Document and will guide the four Councils in the development of their own Local Plans.

 

Previous Consultations:

 

November 2016:

'Joint Transport Study: Transport Vision Summary Document' Consultation

'Joint Spatial Plan: Towards an Emerging Spatial Strategy’ Consultation

Joint Spatial Plan: Towards an Emerging Spatial Strategy Consultation Responses

Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study Consultation Report

 

November 2015:

Joint Transport Plan Issues and Options Consultation

Joint Spatial Plan Issues and Options Consultation

Joint Spatial Plan Issues and Options Consultation Responses

 

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