North Somerset Local Plan 2038: Challenges and Choices Part 2: Choices for the Future

North Somerset Local Plan 2038: Choices for the Future

Thank you for joining the second part of our Challenges and Choices consultation on planning for North Somerset over the next 15 years.

The Choices consultation is all about looking at alternative approaches for where new housing, employment and community uses might go over the next 15 years and which are the broad locations which best reflect your priorities.  This is not going to be easy given the large amount of housing the government has identified for North Somerset, but we need to plan positively for the future.

To plan properly, we need your views. No decisions have been taken on where or how new homes should be built yet, but those decisions will be taken in the next year or so. 

We have prepared a short questionnaire and it would be great if you could take a few minutes to complete it. You will have to register to take part which just requires an e-mail address and password - you will already have one if you've taken part in one of our previous consultations. The consultation runs from 2 November - 14 December 2020. 

We have also produced a short 'how to respond' video in which Councillor Huw James talks you through how to use the questionnaire. 

Over the summer we consulted on the Local Plan Challenges for the Future document. This focussed on the key challenges facing North Somerset over the next 15 years and how the new Local Plan could respond to them. It identified six main challenges. These were how to tackle the climate emergency, how to support our economy, providing new homes and creating communities, creating a sustainable future, protecting important green and blue spaces and the future role of the Green Belt. We had a fantastic response to the consultation with a total of 3,464 comments received from 917 respondents. The main issues, themes, ideas and concerns that you raised are set out in our Consultation Statement, and your ideas and comments have helped shape this next stage of the plan – Choices for the Future.

Supporting Documents

Below are some documents that support the Choices for the Future consultation

Choices for the Future Consultation

The consultation closes at midnight on 14 December 2020.



  • Opened
    2 Nov 2020 at 16:00
  • Closed
    14 Dec 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    29 Jan 2021


Organisational Information

Job role or team to contact for questions Planning Policy Team
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Project Information

Aim of this consultation -
Close Date 14 Dec 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
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