South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

5. Relationship with Joint Spatial Plan (JSP)

5.1 In March 2014 the West of England authorities formally agreed to work together on a Joint Spatial Plan (JSP). Its objective is to identify the overall quantum of housing (the housing requirement) and jobs and their distribution across the sub-region, the overall spatial strategy, priorities, and infrastructure necessary to deliver a spatial strategy. The JSP will cover the period from 2016 to 2036. It will be the basis by which South Gloucestershire will identify and agree its new overall housing requirement for the period 2016 to 2036, thereby replacing strategic elements of the Council's adopted Core Strategy.

5.2 As it looks to 2036 the JSP will seek to address the housing needs over and above existing Core Strategy allocations by identifying new locations for strategic growth from 2027-2036.

5.3 Further site specific allocations and policy designations beyond those required in the PSP Plan will be determined through the new Local Plan Review which will need to be in conformity with the JSP.

5.4 Allocations in the PSP Plan will need to come forward supporting additional housing delivery in the next 5 years. In effect there will be an acceleration of sites which would otherwise have been brought forward via the new Local Plan, which will follow the JSP. As a result planning for additional growth in the next 5 years through the PSP Plan should reduce the need to find as many sites via the JSP process and New Local Plan, in the period 2027-2036. Timelines for the JSP, PSP Plan and New Local Plan are set out below: