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Joint Spatial Plan

Joint Spatial Plan

The four West of England authorities are working together to prepare a Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and Joint Transport Study.

The West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan will set out a prospectus for sustainable growth that will help the area meet its housing and transport needs for the next 20 years.

  • Setting out the most appropriate spatial strategy from where this growth should be
  • Identifying the transport and other infrastructure that needs to be provided

Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy Consultation
For information on the current consultation document and to register and provide comments, please visit the Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Study website. 

JSP Strategic Priorities:

  1. Economic: To identify and meet the need for housing and accomodate the economic growth objectives of the LEP Strategic Economic Plan
  2. Social: To ensure that the JSP benefits all sections of our communities
  3. Environment: To protect and enhance the sub-region's diverse and high quality enironment and ensuring resilience including through protection against flood risk
  4. Infrastructure: To ensure a spatial strategy where new development is properly aligned with infrastructure   

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
The four West of England authorities have prepared a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Scoping Report. Consultation on the draft Scoping Report ran from Monday 15 June to Monday 20 July 2015. An updated Scoping Report will be published in due course.

Pre-commencement Document
The four West of England authorities have produced a pre-commencement document which sets out the proposed scope and programme for the preparation of the joint spatial plan. This document was reported at the PHCB and endorsed by Members on the 18th December 2014.

Views were sought on the proposed content, scope and programme during a 6 week consultation which closed on the 6th March 2015. A schedule of the consultation responses is available and further updates will be reported at the PHCB.

The Launch
An event to launch this process was held on Tuesday 30 June 2015 at the Engine Shed. Click below to view:

Issues and Options consultation:
A consultation on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan Issues and Options Document ran for 12 weeks from Monday 9 November to Friday 29 January 2016. Responses to the consultation were reviewed by officers and used to inform the future stages of the JSP plan preparation. Consultation responses can be found here.    

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