Joint Spatial Plan: Publication document

Closed 10 Jan 2018

Opened 22 Nov 2017

Results expected 31 Mar 2018

Feedback expected 31 Mar 2018


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. 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.

A formal consultation on the plan will run from 22nd November 2017 until 10th January 2018.

Why We Are Consulting

The four councils propose to submit the JSP to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for examination.

Prior to this, residents, businesses, the development sector and other stakeholders are invited to comment on the Plan and make representations on its soundness. These comments and views will be passed on to the planning inspector who will examine the Plan.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Democracy and participation
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Health services and facilities
  • Housing
  • Parks and green spaces