West of England Joint Transport Study: Transport Vision

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West of England Joint Transport Study

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) and Joint Transport Study (JTS), 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 autumn (2016), residents and stakeholders were asked for views on a transport vision for the West of England in parallel with the JSP consultation. This was the second stage of consultation and these responses have been analysed and reported to Members at public meetings of the Strategic Leaders Board, the Joint Scrutiny Committee and a special joint meeting of the Planning, Homes and Communities Board and the Joint Transport Executive Committee. The reports, including a summary of responses, are available to view at our meeting pages here.

You can read the full JSP and JTS consultation report here

An initial Issues and Options consultation ran in 2015, which helped to inform the principles that we applied to drafting the proposals consulted on above. You can view the responses and the analysis of those responses to the Joint Spatial Plan Issues and Options consultation and the Joint Transport Plan Issues and Options consultation.

These consultations have now closed.


The consultation documents are still available for reference:

What happens next?

The four Councils will now take the next few months to consider and evaluate the consultation responses. Feedback from consultation on the JTS Transport Vision will be evaluated and used to inform updated recommendations, which will 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.

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the JSP/JTS

The new West of England Combined Authority, led by the West of England Mayor (due to be elected on May 4), will have responsibility for managing aspects of the delivery of housing and infrastructure growth. Through an Infrastructure fund of £900m over 30 years and new powers for land assembly, joint ventures and Mayoral Development Corporations, the West of England Combined Authority will be able to support the delivery of the JSP sites and JTP infrastructure. After May 2018, the Mayor will have responsibility for a Spatial Development Strategy for just the Combined Authority Area. Following the adoption of the Joint Spatial Plan, North Somerset will continue to work in close partnership with the other Authorities, while not being formally part of the Combined Authority.

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

This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name West of England Joint Transport Study: Transport Vision
Dates From 7 Nov 2016 at 16:00 to 19 Dec 2016 at 23:59.
Status Closed