Bristol City Council now require all major planning applications to commit to the submission, and implementation of a local Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) for the construction phase of the development at validation stage. The ESP will be secured through pre-commencement planning conditions and where appropriate, an End User ESP will also be required pre-occupation.
Building Bristol’s vision is to tackle educational and economic inequality by working with developers, contractors and employers to plug local employment and skills support services into all major developments. By working in collaboration, we can also support employers to address their skills gaps, help diversify their workforce and build skills and training to help address the skills shortage in the construction sector.
If you are required to complete an ESP as part of your planning application, please get in touch with Building Bristol to see how we can support you to fulfil your employment and skills targets.
Bristol is booming! There are many major developments in the pipeline and now is the perfect time to work in partnership with Building Bristol to support local people into jobs, skills and training opportunities and develop your own workforce.