North Somerset Local Plan: Pre-commencement Document (March 2020)

On 7 January 2020 North Somerset Council formally withdrew from the JSP process and the Council will now prepare a new Local Plan for North Somerset covering strategic and non-strategic policies whilst continuing to work with neighbouring planning authorities and other bodies under the duty to cooperate. This presents a fresh start for the local plan and an opportunity to step back and reassess the strategic context and spatial strategy options for North Somerset.

The Pre-commencement document is the notice of intent that a new Local Plan will be prepared for North Somerset for the period 2023 – 2038 and sets out its scope, methodology and programme.

Your views are being sought on the proposed content, scope and programme. Consultation on this Pre-commencement document runs from 10 March 2020 – 22 April 2020. 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 22 April 2020.

Contact Details:

Claire Courtois: 01934 42 6816


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


  • Opened
    10 Mar 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    22 Apr 2020 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    18 May 2020

Consultation Documents


Organisational Information

Contact Name Claire Courtois
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426816

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To allow people to comment on the proposed content, scope and programme for the new North Somerset Local Plan .
Close Date 22 Apr 2020 12:00
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Context for this consultation To launch the start of the North Somerset Local Plan.