North Somerset Development Consultation

Posted on 15th January, 2016

Message from North Somerset Council Consultations

Sites and Policies Plan Part 1: Development Management Policies - Correction to MM10

Due to a minor error in the wording of MM10 relating to Policy DM9: Trees, which has now been corrected, the consultation will be extended until midnight on the 2 March 2016.

The consultation documents can be viewed at where you can also comment online


Message from North Somerset Council Consultations

Sites and Policies Plan Part 1: Development Management Policies 

Proposed Main Modifications consultation: 14 January 2016 – 26 February 2016

The Sites and Policies Plan brings forward detailed development plan policies which complement the strategic context set out in the Core Strategy.

Development Management policies contained within Part 1 are more generic policies used when assessing a range of planning applications and development proposals. This plan does not contain site allocations but contains policies which cover a broad range of development issues including development in the Green Belt, major transport schemes, Conservation Areas, extensions to dwellings, development in the countryside, retailing, accommodation for elderly people, minerals planning and design.

The Consultation Draft of this document was published in February 2013 and the Publication version was consulted on in February 2015.

The Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in July 2015 and the Examination hearings were held on 3rd and 4th November 2015. All the submission and examination documents can be viewed on our website:

We are now consulting on the proposed Main Modifications to the submitted plan. These Modifications are a result of:

  • Changes made in response to comments we received during the Publication Version consultation
  • Changes to the plan proposed by North Somerset Council
  • Change to the plan proposed by the Inspector following the examination process including the hearings.

All responses received from this consultation on the Main Modifications will be forwarded to the Inspector who will take the comments into consideration. He will then issue his final report to North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council will then take the Sites and Policies Plan Part 1 forward for adoption in April 2016.

Once adopted this plan will supersede many of the remaining policies in the North Somerset Replacement Local Plan. Appendix A of the Sites and Policies Plan Part 1 sets out which Replacement Local Plan policies are being superseded by policies in this plan.

Where can I view and make comments on the plan?

Hard copies of the Schedule of Main Modification and the Plan with the Modifications marked up can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Your local library – for library opening hours see:

  • Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6FW.
  • The Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.

To view the plan and make comments online visit:

E-mail comments to:

Write to: Planning Policy and Research, Post Point 15, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.

Closing date for comments is midnight on 26 February 2016.

Contact North Somerset Council on 01934 426 816.

Yours faithfully

Claire Courtois

Principal Planning Policy Officer

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