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  • Avatar North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Challenges and Choices Part 1: Challenges for the Future Closed Featured

    A Local Plan sets out where developments can and cannot take place and ensures we get the right type of development in the right place with the right services and infrastructure – and avoids unplanned development. This document is the first stage in preparing a Local Plan and sets out the challenges facing North Somerset.

    Open from 22 Jul 2020 to 02 Sep 2020

  • North Somerset Local Plan: Pre-commencement Document (March 2020) Complete

    On 7 January 2020 North Somerset Council formally withdrew from the JSP process and the Council will now prepare a new Local Plan for North Somerset covering strategic and non-strategic policies whilst continuing to work with neighbouring planning authorities and other bodies under the duty to cooperate. This presents a fresh start for the local plan and an opportunity to step back and reassess the strategic context and spatial strategy options for North Somerset. The Pre-commencement document is the notice of intent that a new Local Plan will be prepared for North Somerset for the period 2023 – 2038 and sets out its scope, methodology and programme.

    Open from 10 Mar 2020 to 22 Apr 2020

  • Avatar Draft Shopfront Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - July 2019 Closed

    This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is intended to help those proposing to alter or install a new shopfront or to convert a shop into residential or other form of accommodation. It sets out what is required in terms of permissions and statutory consents. It promotes a greater understanding of the existing heritage value and architectural detail of existing shopfronts in North Somerset and will ensure delivery of a high standard of design and workmanship which will benefit traders, shoppers and improve the local environment.

    Open from 01 Jul 2019 to 12 Aug 2019

  • Statement of Community Involvement revision 2019 Closed

    Open from 04 Jun 2019 to 16 Jul 2019

  • Planning Application Requirements Closed

    Consultation on revised Planning Application Requirements (PAR)

    Open from 04 Mar 2019 to 02 Apr 2019

  • Congresbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Complete

    Congresbury Parish Council, with help from the local community, have prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan. This will help to shape the parish in forthcoming years and will be used to help make decisions on planning applications within the parish. North Somerset Council are now consulting on the plan for 6 weeks commencing on 14 January 2019. Following this consultation the intention is to submit the plan for examination.

    Open from 14 Jan 2019 to 06 Mar 2019

  • Avatar Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage Complete

    We are preparing a new Local Plan which will provide detailed policies and additional housing, employment and other land allocations up to 2036. It will review and roll-forward policies and allocations in existing development plan documents and plan for the amount of housing, jobs and infrastructure set out in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP). This is an early stage in the plan making process, and the purpose of the issues and options document is to identify the challenges that need to be addressed. We would like to receive your feedback on the options we have identified.

    Open from 03 Sep 2018 to 10 Dec 2018

  • Yatton Neighbourhood Plan Resubmission of Statement of Community Involvement and Basic Conditions Statement Closed

    Yatton Parish Council have submitted an amended Statement of Community Involvement and Basic Conditions Statement to replace those which were submitted for Examination alongside the Yatton Neighbourhood Plan in October 2017. This is at the suggestion of examiner Mr Jeremy Edge to ensure that both documents meet the requirements set out in the associated legislation. As some of the documents are now amended this necessitates an additional period of submission stage consultation.

    Open from 08 Oct 2018 to 19 Nov 2018

  • Landscape Character Assessment Supplementary Planning Document Update 2018 Closed

    The North Somerset Landscape Character Assessment was adopted in 2005. There is now a need to update the document to update references, reflect new development, incorporate any consequential changes to descriptions and boundaries and update photo's. At the same time the opportunity has been taken to improve the maps.

    Open from 06 Jul 2018 to 10 Aug 2018

  • Food Enterprise Zone, Weston Airfield Business Quarter Local Development Order Closed

    We have prepared a draft Local Development Order to simplify the planning process and support economic growth by providing food related businesses the opportunity to co-locate at the Food Enterprise Zone in Weston-Super-Mare. Comments received will be considered before the LDO is adopted later this year.

    Open from 01 Feb 2018 to 02 Mar 2018

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