Western Gateway is a relatively new regional transport body and has just consulted on a short term transport strategy 2020 – 2025. It has not consulted on becoming a statutory body or any powers it might wish for.
Area covered: Bath and North East Somerset, BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole), Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Board: All the local highways authorities, West of England Combined Authority, Network Rail, Highways England, DfT
Lead / hosting authority: Gloucestershire County Council
Statutory Status: Shadow body
Transport Strategy: draft consulted upon (2020 – 2025) – our response can be found here. Aims to adopt a longer term transport strategy up to 2050 by March 2023.