West of England Joint Spatial Plan

What happens next?

***The Joint Spatial Plan – Publication Document consultation has now closed. ***

The West of England authorities will now commence the analysis of representations.

A summary report, including the number of representations received and the key issues raised during the engagement period will be made available after the consultation period. 

Please be advised that all comments we have received during the consultation period will be published online in due course. Please note that names will also be published.

The Plan, along with all representations received, will be submitted to the Government's Planning Inspectorate for Examination. Once the Planning Inspector is appointed you will be contacted to ask if you would like to be involved in the Examination in Public. There will be further guidance available on what you need to do in due course.

The appointed Inspector, following the Examination, will then make a report back to the local authorities, which may include proposed amendments. Once satisfied that the Plan meets all planning rules and laws, the four councils must adopt the Plan, giving it statutory planning status. At that point the approved JSP would sit above and guide the review of the councils’ own Local Plans.

Last modified by South Gloucestershire Council… 7 months ago