Protecting Kingswood's Green Belt

Protecting Kingswood's Green Belt

We have seen the opening of a public consultation, concerning the West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan.

This plan sets out where future homes and jobs will be provided up to 2036.

The consultation will run from 22nd November at 9:00 to 10th January 2018, at 23:59. Following this, the Plan will be sent to the Secretary of State, who will appoint an independent inspector to examine the technical arguments within it.

This is our key chance to have our say.

We hope you will join with local Conservative Councillors in submitting comments over the coming weeks in support of the continued protection of the Kingswood Green Belt countryside from enormous developments, which is a key protection set out in the Joint Spatial Plan.

Thousands of homes and jobs are already being provided across Kingswood, but on non-Green Belt sites – the largest being at Lyde Green and at the Science Park, but also on smaller sites across other areas.

Sadly Labour refused to support our plan to protect Kingswood’s Green Belt.

This means we can help people achieve their dream of a place of their own, but in a way which protects our most precious countryside.

You can submit your thoughts and comments to the West of England Authority directly by emailing

If you know anyone who is unable to respond to the consultation electronically, and for those who do not have internet access, please do share with them the following postal address, to which they can send their objections and comments:

West of England Joint Spatial Plan

C/o South Gloucestershire Council, Planning

PO Box 1954


BS37 0DD

To find out more about the consultation, please visit: