The four authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils are preparing a new planning strategy for the West of England.

The new plan, the Joint Strategic Planning Strategy, will identify the number of new homes and jobs to be planned for in the West of England between 2016 and 2036. It will establish how new homes and employment floorspace will be distributed across the four authorities, identifying broad locations to accommodate the new development requirements. The Joint Strategic Planning Strategy will also inform the four authorities’ future Local Plans which will deal with detailed policy development and allocations.

A document has been produced which sets out the intended scope and process for preparing the Joint Strategic Planning Strategy. Comments are welcomed and should be sent to the West of England Office:

  • Email: or
  • Post: Joint Strategic Planning Strategy, West of England Office, Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH.

The closing date for comments is 6th March 2015.

Involvement in preparing the Joint Strategic Planning Strategy