North Somerset and Mendip Bats special area of Conservation (SAC)-Guidance on Development. Draft Supplementary Planning Document

This draft supplementary planning document contains guidance for development in relation to the North Somerset and Mendip Bats Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It has been produced jointly by North Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Mendip District Council, Somerset County Council and Natural England. The guidance has been available on Somerset County Council's website since May 2017, however North Somerset Council would like to formally adopt it as a Supplementary Planning Document in order that it carries greater weight when making decisions in relation to development.

The consultation is open until midnight 30th November 2017.

The easiest way to submit your comments is online. If you are unable to use the online system you can email comments to or send them by post to Planning Policy Team, Post Point 15, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.

You can download the consultation document below, or view it at the Councils offices at:

  • Weston-super-Mare Library, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, Walliscote Grove Road, BS23 1UJ.


  • Opened
    20 Oct 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    2 Dec 2017 at 20:00


Organisational Information

Contact Name Philip Anelay
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426942

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To gather comments on the draft spd to inform it's preparation.
Close Date 02 Dec 2017 20:00
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
Context for this consultation The draft guidance has been produced jointly by North Somerset Council, Natural England and Somerset Councils. When adopted it will help to guide development decisions within the North Somerset and Mendip Bats SAC.