Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage


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Local Plan 2036 - Issues and Options Consultation

The North Somerset Local Plan is a planning policy document which identifies where new housing, jobs, and infrastructure such as roads, schools, parks and health services will be built over the next 20 years. About 25,000 new homes are needed by 2036. Just under 14,000 are already earmarked, so just over 11,000 still need to be allocated. Two new villages north of Banwell and Langford and extensions to Nailsea and Backwell are proposed. Brownfield land, especially in Weston, will be used for new houses and apartments. Sites for a further 1,000 houses will also need to be found elsewhere in North Somerset.

This is an early stage in the plan-making process. The purpose of the Issues and Options document is to identify the issues which need to be addressed and to receive initial feedback on a range of proposed alternatives. It is not a draft plan and does not contain detailed policies or site allocations. Detailed draft policies will be consulted upon at a later date, taking into account the results of this consultation.

We are also consulting on the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which accompanies the Local Plan Issues an Option Document.  

We are seeking your views on the Issues and Options Document.  The consultation will run from 3 September 2018 – 10 December 2018.

Please make comments via the online version of the document which is the most effective way to comment. You can also comment on the online version of the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. 

Alternatively you can:
Email: planning.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk 
Post: Planning Policy Team, Post point 15, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

You can also look at hard copies of the document at your local library or the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare or the Castlewood offices in Clevedon.

Please be aware that we will add your contact details and comments onto econsult which is our consultation database for planning policy consultations so your comments can be considered as part of the consultation process. Our Privacy Policy is contained within the terms and conditions on E-consult.


  • Opened
    3 Sep 2018 at 12:00
  • Closed
    10 Dec 2018 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    31 Jan 2019


Organisational Information

Contact Name Claire Courtois
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email claire.courtois@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 426816

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To receive feedback to the issues and options identified in the Local Plan 2036 - Issues and Options Document.
Close Date 10 Dec 2018 12:00
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
Context for this consultation We are preparing a new Local Plan which will provide detailed policies and additional housing, employment and other land allocations up to 2036. It will review and roll-forward policies and allocations in existing development plan documents and plan for the amount of housing, jobs and infrastructure set out in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP). The JSP has been jointly prepared by North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire Council’s. It was submitted for examination in April 2018 and hearings are expected to be held in 2019.

This is an early stage in the plan making process, and the purpose of the issues and options document is to identify the challenges that need to be addressed. We would like to receive your feedback on the options we have identified. This is not a draft plan and the document does not contain detailed policies or site allocations. Once this consultation has closed we will take all of the responses into account and produce draft detailed policies and identify sites.