Quarterly meeting 15 November
5.30 – 7.00 pm
The Writing Room, First Floor, City Hall. 

enter from ramp on College Green frontage.


  1. The JSP/JTS Vision consultation 7.11.16 – 19.12.16
  2. Update on Neighbourhood Development Plans
    1. Lawrence Weston – examiner’s report
    2. Hengrove and Whitchurch Park NDP Area and NDP Forum designations
    3. Progress on other areas….

There will be a presentation on the Transport Vision and the consultation document ‘Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy for the JSP’.

The transport vision presentation will contain a number of maps which identify the potential for investment to:

  • improve the existing transport network and
  • address the pressures that would result from the growth in housing and employment anticipated by the spatial strategy to 2036.

The JSP will explain what the Emerging Spatial Strategy for the JSP is, the housing need we are attempting to address across the WoE and how and where the general distribution will be.

NPN have asked the planning officers to concentrate particularly on the aspects of the strategy that will affect Bristol.

There will be FAQ on the Joint Plan website.

Message from West of England Joint Planning

Have your say on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study (JSP/JTS)

The four West of England councils would like your involvement in the next steps towards drawing up plans which will steer development in our area over the next 20 years.

We are writing to you as you have previously commented on the JSP/JTS and/or expressed an interest in local plan preparation and local transport study work. We therefore believe you may be interested in taking part in this new consultation.

Last year we started a consultation process to gain people’s thoughts and ideas to help set the approach and priorities. Comments and ideas were received from the public, local organisations, businesses and transport providers and users. Having taken on board the consultation feedback, the next phase of the process is to consult again, this time on outline proposals.

You can view the consultation documents and make comments at Documents are available in local libraries and council offices throughout Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Please do take the opportunity to use our online system to respond as this ensures that your comments will be dealt with in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

A series of information events will be taking place across the four Council areas, details of which are published at These will provide the opportunity to view the material about the latest ideas.

Please let us have your views no later than Monday 19th December 2016.

If you have any questions please email:

Further information is also available at:

Please note that responses received, including personal details, cannot be kept confidential. From time to time we may contact you to seek your views about other planning consultations and projects; if you would not like this contact then please let us know. Similarly if you would like us to completely remove your details from our databases then please let us know.

Yours Sincerely

Louise Fradd Senior Responsible Officer, Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study

BCC Corporate strategy 2017- 2022:

This sets out the way in which Bristol City Council will attempt to deal with the budget cuts required. There is a public consultation which you can respond to here.

Note there is a section on page 76 about proposed cuts to Planning Enforcement.

“Reshape planning enforcement service This will reduce the level of development monitoring and investigation of planning breaches, enabling us to halve the cost of our planning enforcement staff costs. 102K saving”

You may want to respond to this proposal?