North Somerset Local Plan 2018-2036: Pre-commencement Document

North Somerset Local Plan 2018-2036: Pre-commencement Document

This consultation is on an initiation document setting out the proposed scope and programme for the preparation of the North Somerset Local Plan 2018-2036. 

The existing timeframe for planning documents within North Somerset is to 2026. This is the end period of both the Core Strategy and the more detailed Sites and Policies Plan. The latter is being progressed in two parts, part 1 Development Management Policies will be adopted in July 2016 and Part 2 Site Allocations Plan which is currently at the earlier consultation draft stage with a predicted adoption date of spring 2017.

The Core Strategy includes a commitment to an early review of the housing requirement by the end of 2018. This review is being undertaken in conjunction with the other authorities in the West of England through a new development plan document, the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) which will cover all four UA areas. This will provide a new strategic planning context for North Somerset to 2036 in the form of a new district housing target and strategic locations.

The production of the JSP requires work to progress on a new Local Plan in parallel with it, in order to provide detailed policies and additional housing, employment and other land allocations beyond 2026 and up to the new 2036 end date. 

Views are being sought on the proposed content, scope and programme for the North Somerset Local Plan. Consultation on this pre-commencement document runs from 14 June – 21 July 2016. If you have any comments on the Pre-commencement document you can comment online or via e-mail to  Please let us have any comments by 21 July 2016. Representations will be taken into account through the plan preparation process.

Contact Details:

Claire Courtois: 01934 42 6816

Celia Dring: 01934 42 6244


Post: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ


  • Opened
    14 Jun 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    21 Jul 2016 at 23:59


Organisational Information

Contact Name Claire Courtois
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 42 6816

Project Information

Aim of this consultation An initiation document setting out the proposed scope and programme for the preparation of the North Somerset Local Plan 2018-2036.
Close Date 21 Jul 2016 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
Context for this consultation -