North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options: Consultation Draft

This consultation has now closed.

The consultation period closed at 5pm on Friday 29 April.

Consultation Statement which includes a summary of responses is available to view, along with the Appendices with a more detailed summary of responses for each section of the plan (available below). 

The full responses can also be viewed on the online consultation either against each policy within the document (a menu on the left hand side allows you to choose which part of the document you'd like to view comments on) or for each respondent.

The draft Local Plan sets out the councils preferred options for delivering the number of new homes and associated infrastructure such as schools, transport and other facilities that are needed in North Somerset up to 2038.

The Preferred Options plan also contains policies which guide many types of development and will be used to decide planning applications. The Local Plan has been developed following two previous consultations on the Challenges and Choices in 2020, latest government guidance and the councils commitment to addressing the climate and nature emergency .

All the details and documents are also available at 

Councillor Canniford explains about the Local Plan


  • Opened
    11 Mar 2022 at 10:00
  • Closed
    29 Apr 2022 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    31 Jul 2022

Summary of Results

Consultation Documents

Supporting Documents


Organisational Information

Job role or team to contact for questions Planning Policy Team
Job title -
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01275888811

Project Information

Aim of this consultation The gather views from a wide range of stakeholders on the proposed Preferred Options Local Plan.
Close Date 29 Apr 2022 17:00
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Education - schools and adult learning
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Housing - homelessness, housing advice and rented housing
  • Leisure - sports, theatre, museum and tourism
  • Social care - families, addictions, adoption and domestic abuse
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Context for this consultation The new Local Plan Preferred Options document, identifies where development can and cannot take place in North Somerset and guides investment and funding for new housing, jobs, transport and community facilities until 2038.

The draft plan follows two public consultations in 2020 which received over 4,500 responses. The responses received from the next consultation will help shape the next version of the local plan. That version will be the document which the council proposes to submit for examination to the Planning Inspectorate and will be the subject of a further round of consultation prior to its submission for examination by an independent inspector.