Site Allocations Plan - Main Modifications Consultation

The Site Allocations Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 24 February 2017. Inspector Wendy Burden was appointed to conduct the examination and she held hearings on the 16-18 May 2017.

Following the close of the hearings the Inspector wrote to the council setting out further work that she considered necessary to identify additional housing sites to make sure the council can meet its housing requirement over the plan period.

The council have undertaken further work, and at Executive Committee on 5 September 2017 an additional 22 sites were approved for inclusion in the plan.

On the 8 September the council sent the Inspector a full schedule of the proposed modifications to the submitted version of the plan, which includes the additional new housing sites and other changes discussed through the examination process and at the hearings, including the re-write of the employment chapter combining the policies into one, the re-wording of the undesignated green space policy to bring it in line with national policy and the deletion of a number of community use allocations.  There are also numerous other consequential and factual updates, and site specific requirements that have been added at the request of statutory consultees.

The Inspector responded to the council on 11 September to request that the schedule of proposed modifications to the plan should now be subject to public consultation.

This consultation will open on Monday 18 September and comments must be received no later than 11.59pm on Monday 30 October 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 all of the consultation documents below. You can also view the emerging policies map incorporating the main modifications at 


  • Opened
    18 Sep 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    30 Oct 2017 at 23:59


Organisational Information

Contact Name Michael Reep
Job title Planning Policy Manager
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426775

Project Information

Aim of this consultation -
Close Date 30 Oct 2017 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
Context for this consultation -