South West Regional Planning Body

Under the provisions of the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act the SW Regional Assembly was designated as the Regional Planning Body for the South West. This designation was in force until May 2009 when it transferred to the South West Leaders Board under the provisions of the Sub National Review of Economic Development and Regeneration. The designation was revoked by the incoming government in May 2010.

For Draft Regional Spatial Strategy pages click here or follow the links below

This part of the SWRA web site catalogues the work carried out by members and officers to fulfil the requirement of the Regional Planning Body to: 1 Keep under review the RSS, and 2 Assess the general conformity with the RSS of LDDs and significant applications for development.

The links below are to the main member groups which dealt with the business of the RPB during the period, to the key stages in the preparation of the draft RSS and to issues dealt with, such as, Waste, Energy and Minerals and to Transport which carried on into the post Assembly period.   The work carried out on Gypsy and traveller sites allocation is contained within the RSS key stages section.

A link is also available below to the archive of pre-Assembly work on regional planning policy and the studies which underpinned it including the work of the SW Regional Planning Conference and work on RPG 10