Joint Spatial Plan (West of England)

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan is a direct response to the real and growing need for new and affordable homes to be built and supported with infrastructure. Estimates indicate that to maintain its current prosperity, the area needs 85,000 new homes by 2036, nearly 30,000 more than the number already planned.

South Gloucestershire Council, along with the area’s three other local authorities Bristol, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset, have come together to tackle this challenge in a joined-up, strategic way that will deliver the necessary housing and employment alongside improved transport and other infrastructure.

To find out more about the Joint Spatial Plan, please read the Summary Document and also visit the dedicated web pages where you will find a range of supporting information as well as a calendar of roadshows and events being held across the region to publicise this initiative:

Along with the Joint Spatial Plan, the West of England’s four local authorities are working together on a Joint Transport Study. This seeks to build on a strong recent track record of attracting transport investment. Currently, more than £500m is being spent to improve transport.

Find out more and have your say

We welcome comments on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan between 9 November 2015 and 29 January 2016.

Please take time to read the Consultation Summary or visit the webpages where you can find much more information and supporting documents as well as a number of ways to respond to this consultation.

We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council and its partners should consider.

Information is also available from your local South Gloucestershire library and One Stop Shop.

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    9 Nov 2015 at 10:00
  • Closed
    29 Jan 2016 at 17:00

Consultation Documents

  • JSP Summary
    A summary of the main issues involved with the Joint Spatial Plan, in newsletter format


Consultation Topic
  • Democracy and participation
  • Environment
  • Housing issues
  • Jobs, careers and employment
  • Local economy & business issues
  • Local highways and transportation projects
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Regeneration issues
  • Spending and budget
  • Transportation planning & policy
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Businesses & employers
  • Central government
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Partner agencies
  • Police
  • Scrutiny commissions / panels
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations