West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication

Ends: 10 Jan 2018

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Joint Spatial Plan - Publication Document

The four West of England Councils – Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire have prepared a Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) for the West of England.

The JSP is the first such joint planning approach in England, which sees councils working together. Its purpose is to provide a strategic, overarching vision and framework to help deliver the number of new homes, land for employment purposes and the supporting infrastructure that we anticipate will be needed over the next 20 years. The JSP will provide a strategy to inform the review of the councils’ own Local Plans.

The document is the product of more than two years joint working and two previous consultations, where individuals, communities and other stakeholders have made contributions to help shape the future growth of the sub-region.

You are invited to make duly made representation(s) on the JSP from 22nd November 2017 until 10th January 2018.

The JSP Publication Document is available to view or download here.

The following sections take you through how to make a comment; how to contact us; the evidence and supporting documents accompanying the JSP; what happens next; and links to previous consultations on the JSP. Click on each heading below to find out more.

How to make a comment

Comment on the JSP Publication Document online or via a downloadable form.

Contact us

If you have a particular question, please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Evidence Base

There are various technical documents and evidence base papers that support the JSP Publication Document, including the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment. 

What happens next?

Find out what happens once this consultation closes on the 10th January 2018.

Previous Consultations

The JSP Publication Document is the product of more than two years joint working and two previous consultations, where individuals, communities and other stakeholders have made contributions to help shape the future growth, these included:

Issue and Options consultation undertaken between November 2015 – January 2016 and asked respondents to provide feedback on what the priorities of the JSP should be.

Emerging Spatial Strategy consultation was undertaken between November 2016 - December 2016 and encompassed both the JSP Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy document and the Joint Transport Study (JTS) Transport Vision Document.

Please note these consultations have now closed.

You can respond to this consultation. Go to How to make a comment.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication
Description West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication - Plan for consultation prior to submission to the Secretary of State
Dates From 22 Nov 2017 at 14:00 to 10 Jan 2018 at 23:59.
Status Open