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.

The JSP is the first such joint planning approach in the UK, which takes into account the impact that development in one area has across council boundaries. The JSP will set out the policies and principles that have been applied in determining the most appropriate and sustainable locations for future development. The plan is the product of the four West of England councils working together and three previous consultations, where individuals, communities and stakeholders have made contributions to help shape the future growth of the region.

The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) was submitted to the Secretary of State on the 13th April 2018. On this date the JSP entered the ‘examination stage.’  It is during this stage where the independent Inspector(s) will review the plan and its supporting evidence base and determine whether the plan is sound and therefore ready to be adopted. 

This stage involves Examination Hearing sessions, led by the Inspectors. Those who have made representations on the JSP Publication Plan (Nov 2017) and/or JSP Technical Evidence Work (Nov 2018) consultations will be contacted by the Programme Officer with confirmed dates of the hearings and invited to participate in due course. 

 

Programme Officer

The four West of England Councils have appointed Helen Wilson who is independent of the four Councils and will report directly to the Inspectors.

The Programme Officer contact details include:

Email address - progofficer@aol.com

Telephone number - 0151 352 3863 / 07879 443035

For more information on the Programme Officer please visit - www.hwa.uk.com/projects/west-of-england-joint-spatial-plan

* A new Programme Officer was appointed in April 2019. Robert Young, the previous Programme Officer is no longer working on the West of England JSP Examination and all communication should now be directed to Helen Wilson.

Please note that if you have made representations on the JSP Publication Plan or the JSP Technical Evidence Consultation, the Programme Officer will be in contact with you in due course.

 

Examination Documents

For the most up to date version of the Examination Documents list please go to:

www.hwa.uk.com/projects/west-of-england-joint-spatial-plan

 

Consultation Representations

All representations made to the West of England Joint Spatial Plan Publication Document consultation (Regulation 19) and Joint Spatial Plan Technical Evidence Work consultation are also available to view online via the below links:

 

Joint Spatial Plan Publication Document consultation (Regulation 19) Representations

Joint Spatial Plan Technical Evidence Work consultation Representations

 

 

Latest News:

12th November 2018:

Consultation Launched as part of Independent Examination of West of England Joint Spatial Plan

 

12th September 2018:

Further Consultation This Autumn as West of England Joint Spatial Plan Assessed by Independent Planning Inspectors

 

13th April 2018:

West of England Joint Spatial Plan Submitted to Government for Review

 

3rd January 2018:

Final 4 WoE UAs JSP Engagement OWTG 3rd January 2018 Release

 

22nd November 2017:

Public Engagement launched on Final Draft of West of England Joint Spatial Plan

 

15th November 2017:

Public Engagement planned on Final Draft of West of England Joint Spatial Plan

 

20th October 2017:

Final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan to be considered by councils

 

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.

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