A meeting of the
West of England Joint Committee
was held on
Date: Monday 30 October 2017
Time: 4:00pm (or the rise of the WECA committee)
High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
1. EVACUATION PROCEDURE
In the event of a fire, please await direction from Bath & East North Somerset Council staff who will
help assist with the evacuation. Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence from Members.
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE LOCALISM ACTION 2011
Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number
in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable
pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest. Any Member who is
unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order
to expedite matters at the meeting itself.
To consider and approve the minutes from 28 June 2017 of West of England Joint Committee
5. CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS
To receive announcements from the Chair of the West of England Joint Committee.
6. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC
Members of the public can speak for up to 5 minutes each. The total time for this session is 30 minutes
so speaking time will be reduced if more than 6 people wish to speak.
If you wish to present a petition or make a statement at the meeting, you are required to give notice
of your intention by noon on the working day before the meeting by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 12pm Friday 27th October.
If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to
email@example.com no later than 3 working days before the meeting. The
deadline is 5pm Tuesday 24th October.
Any member of the West of England Joint Committee may present a petition at a West of England
Joint Committee Meeting.
8. COMMENTS FROM CHAIR OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERHSHIP
To be presented by the Chair of the West of England LEP.
9. WEST OF ENGLAND DRAFT JOINT SPATIAL PLAN
To present the Publication version of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) to the Joint Committee, for it to
consider and subject to their views to recommend to Bristol City Council, Bath and North Somerset
Council, South Gloucestershire Council and North Somerset Council; (“the Councils”).
10. INVESTMENT PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS
To endorse the thematic allocation of funding for Growth Deal Round 3 and to consider business
cases that are seeking approval for funding through the Local Growth or Economic Development
11. WEST OF ENGLAND TRANSPORT UPDATE
To update the Joint Committee on progress towards producing the new Joint Local Transport Plan
and the latest position on the West of England’s MetroWest project.
12. WEST OF ENGLAND JOINT TRANSPORT STUDY
To present the Final Report of the West of England Joint Transport Study, to enable the
consideration of its schemes, strategy and recommendations in the forthcoming replacement to the
Joint Local Transport Plan for public consultation from Spring 2018.
13. REVENUE 2017/18 – OUTTURN MONITORING APRIL 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 2017
This report presents the revenue outturn budget monitoring information for the West of England Joint
Committee for the financial year 2017/18.
14. ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: Thursday 7th December 2017