Sunday, October 20, 2019

The transport network across the West of England plays a vital role locally, regionally and nationally.

The West of England's four local authorities are preparing a Joint Transport Study which is focused on proposing measures that will help the region address existing transport issues and to address how best to deal with the impact of future growth in the West of England. This transport study is in parallel with the West of England's Joint Spatial Plan, an overarching vision and framework to help deliver the number of new homes, land for employment purposes and the supporting infrastructure that we anticipate will be needed over the next 20 years across the West of England.

The four West of England authorities have published a Transport Vision Summary Document which is intended firstly to address the current challenges on the network, and also to assess the impact of the drafted spatial scenarios in the Emerging Spatial Strategy on the performance of the West of England’s transport network, and clarifies transport interventions that would address that impact.

The first step in this process was the Issues and Options consultation which took place in late 2015. You can find out more about what happened in that consultation here.

The second consultation ran from 7 November 2016 to 19 December 2016.  The consultation provided a chance to tell us what you think about the overall scale of the package, its emphasis on sustainable travel choices and links with orbital highway capacity. We have received numerous responses, and these responses will be read and analysed by the project team.

The transport vision summary document is still available to view here, along with the more detailed Joint Transport Study Emerging Transport Vision Paper.


What happens next?

All feedback from this consultation will be evaluated and used to inform the Joint Transport Study recommendations in Spring 2017. All four councils will then consider these recommendations for inclusion in an update to the Joint Local Transport Plan for further public consultation by the end of 2017. For more information on progress please go to

West of England Joint Transport Vision


This consultation has now closed.


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