Have Your Say on Housing and Transport

18 Oct 2016

The 4 West of England councils (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) are holding the second phase of their public consultation on the Joint Spatial Plan and the Joint Transport Study from 7th November to the 19th December 2016.

Housing and Transport

The plans are a response to the very real need for new homes and improved transport; it is anticipated that 105,000 new homes will be needed by 2036. Transport will need to be planned around this to ensure connectivity for all members of the public. 

The consultation's first phase began last year when the 4 councils sought the public's thoughts on how the plans should be approached and prioritised. This second phase will outline the proposals for addressing the decided priorities.

The Priorities

Proposals to address the following priorities will be presented:

  • Responding to the housing shortage
  • Investing in new infrastructure- demand from growing communities about integrating housing and employment with transport
  • Creating new jobs
  • Prioritising development on brownfield sites
  • Making sure new development takes account of the high-quality environment

More Information

Details about the areas highlighted for potential development and the approach to transport projects will be provided as part of the consultation materials. 

Visit the West of England Joint Planning site to learn more about the plans and their consultations.