North Somerset Local Plan 2036 - Issues and Options Consultation

Posted on 9th September, 2018




UPDATE: MAR 2019: NSC's Issues and Options Consultation Statement, the JSP "... will identify the new housing requirement for North Somerset and new strategic growth areas and infrastructure requirements but will not contain specific allocations. This will be the role of the North Somerset Local Plan" Also see Consultation replies and Sustainability comments.


UPDATE: 10 DEC 2018 (Min 317.12) - BPC response to NSC. Other public responses include the Church Commissioners for England and response 1 and response 2.


UPDATE: 05 DEC 2018: BOB Blog Settlement Boundary Review



North Somerset Council are inviting your views on their Local Plan 2036 – Issues and Options Document. The 3 month consultation will end at midday on 10 December 2018.


To respond to the consultation please visit


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.

There will also be discussion forums on different topics throughout the consultation period which can be accessed from our website.
You can make comments via the online version of the document. This is the most effective way to view the document and comment.
Alternatively you can; Email your comments to: or 

Post your comments to: Planning Policy Team, Post Point 15, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.


You can also look at a paper copy of the document at your local library, at the Town Hall, Weston-Super-Mare or at Castlewood, Clevedon by asking at reception.




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