The Full Council considered a report seeking approval for the publication of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan for consultation.
Councillor Beech moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.
Councillor Threlfall seconded the report.
Following debate, upon being put to the vote it was:
RESOLVED (59 members voting in favour, 9 against with 2 abstentions):
That Full Council agrees that:
1. The draft West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) in Appendix A to this report be
published for consultation under regulations 19, 20 and 35 of the Town and
Country Planning (Local Planning) England) Regulations 2012.
2. If the JSP is ready for independent examination, it be submitted to the Secretary of State before the end of March 2018 under regulation 22 of the regulations along
with the other submission documents required by regulations; and
3. The Service Director for Planning, or any other Director with responsibility for
Strategic Planning, is delegated the authority, in consultation with the Cabinet
Member for Strategic Planning and City Design and in co-ordination with Bath
and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Councils, to:
a) make modifications to the JSP if needed, either prior to publication or prior to submission; and
b) respond to issues arising during the examination, including making modifications to the JSP.