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Housing development in Keynsham

We support development that provides the right kinds of jobs, homes, and transport links for our residents.

Artists impression for new office and mixed development of Bath Quays North Image credit: B&NES

Placemaking Charter

The Combined Authority and the four West of England councils are developing a Placemaking Charter. This will outline the shared standards for development in the region. It will reflect the need for clean and inclusive growth in response to the climate crisis.

It will provide a framework for future-ready, connected, and biodiverse placemaking. The framework will support cooperation between communities, developers, and authorities.

The Housing Delivery Strategy will promote the charter’s principles, making sure new homes and places support clean, sustainable growth.

Portishead marina, North Somerset


To find out more and participate in consultations that interest you, please visit the West of England Consultation Hub.

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Our rich and diverse environment is integral to our region’s health and prosperity. Understanding and valuing the benefits our natural environment provides to people, place and nature, is crucial.

Well-planned and managed green infrastructure – including rivers, ponds, parks, trees and allotments – help us maximise the benefits and value we derive from our natural assets, including clean air, plentiful water, health and climate.

The Joint Green Infrastructure Strategy (JGIS) has been produced and endorsed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils.

As part of the published JGIS, an Action Plan (2020-23) integrates wider activity to address green infrastructure related requirements of Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and Environment Bill (2019/21).