SWCouncils

 
 

Contact Us

Dennett House
11 Middle Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1SH

 

Tel: 01823 270101

 

Fax: 01823 425200

 

Email: swra@southwest-ra.gov.uk

 

 

 

Update...South West Regional Assembly Archive Site 

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS UNDERGOING DEVELOPMENT THROUGH 

VOLUNTEER EFFORT TO CREATE AN ARCHIVE OF THE WORK OF THE

SOUTH WEST REGIONAL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING WORK ON REGIONAL 

PLANNING AND TRANSPORT. 

 

IT ALSO INCLUDES PAPERS FOR THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL CHAMBER AND

FOR THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE AND RPG10

 

The South West Regional Assembly was formally established in 2000 with the principal role of providing regional scrutiny of the policy and activities of the RDA and was voluntarily abolished in 2009. The Assembly, at its peak membership level,  was comprised of 119 members drawn 70% from the region's 51 local authorities and 30% from Social, Environmental and Economic Partners.

In 2004 the Assembly was formally designated as Regional Planning Body and as Regional Housing Body in 2006.

These latter statutory responsibilities of the Assembly were transferred to the 20 strong Strategic Leaders Board in May 2009, the executive arm of the broader based South West Councils with members from all 41 (post local government review) local authorities in the region.  At that point the Assembly voluntarily dissolved itself.

The Secretary of State confirmed the transfer of functions; the notification can be read here.To read the Press Release on the transfer of the Assembly’s Regional Planning Body, housing and transport functions to the Strategic Leaders’ Board click here.

Following the general election in May 2010, the incoming Secretary of State revoked the regional planning and housing roles.

 

Assembly related information remains on this website for reference - particularly papers for meetings of the Assembly and its member sub groups and details of its role as Regional Housing Body and Regional Planning Body.

All of the information about regional planning for the South West is now archived on this site under South West Regional Planning Body. For a link to the draft RSS and the evidence base assembled in its preparation click here

Follow these links to find out more about what the Assembly did between 2000 and 2009 and for the work of its pre-cursors,  the Regional Chamber and the South West Regional Planning Conference    

 

 
 

The South West Regional Assembly (SWRA) was chaired in turn by leading members of the main political groups and the social, economic and environmental partners during the period 2000-2009.  It met in full session usually at County Hall in Exeter with its Secretariat based at Dennett House in Taunton.   Assembly papers and those considered by its sub groups can be found on this site.    A Secretariat Leaflet explains their role in supporting the work of the Assembly

In Session July 2006 

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