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 more than two years joint working and three previous consultations, where individuals, communities and stakeholders have made contributions to help shape the future growth of the region.

To read the Joint Spatial Plan - Publication Document and the Plan’s supporting evidence base and topic papers visit the Joint Spatial Plan Publication homepage.

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) 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, in which members of the public and officers of the authorities will be invited by the Inspectors to participate on specific matters to assist the Inspector in considering the policies and principles set within the JSP.

As part of the inspectors’ initial review of the JSP, additional work has been requested to be made public. The additional evidence base work being carried out can be found on the Examination page under Examination Documents .

The councils are currently preparing additional evidence base work on which they envisage consultation taking place in November 2018.

For full details on the JSP Examination click here.

To view the Joint Spatial Plan Publication Document Consultation Responses from the latest consultation (Autumn 2017) click here.

 

 

 

Latest News:

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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