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Bleadon Developments Nov 2020

Posted on 20th November, 2020

Settlement Boundary2018 SHLAAParish Boundary


Government, Regional, District and Parish consultations and policies will directly influence residential and commercial development in Bleadon. You may want to respond to the consultations to ensure that your view is considered in the future of our communities.


(The first table below lists a few consultations and policies. The second table below lists some applications in relation to Bleadon)




Local Plan 2038 Consultation Part 2

Deadline 14 Dec 20

"A Local Plan sets out where developments can and cannot take place and ensures we get the right type of development in the right place with the right services and infrastructure ..."

Including: Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Indicating proposed sites in the Bleadon area See 2018 SHLAA Map
Including: Settlement Boundary Review

West of England Spatial Development Strategy Survey

Deadline 14 Dec 20

"The plan will make sure the development of homes, spaces for employment and transport links happens in the right places ..."

NSC Active Travel Strategy Consultation

Deadline 17 Dec 20

"Our Draft Active Travel Strategy is a 10-year plan to 2030 that aims to harness the huge rise in walking and cycling seen during 2020.

Bleadon Neighbourhood Development Plan

In 2018 & 2019 Bleadon Parish Council informed their grant funders, Locality, that they had indentified 5 Sites. Their locations have not been publicly stated to residents?

Locality stated, "... under the proposals [Govt White Paper below] the principle of development may be agreed at the local plan development stage ... [NDPs] may not be able to allocate sites for development (including housing), and ... may largely not be able to include development management policies..."

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Aug 2020 Govt White Paper Planning for the Future and related Consultation

See also, BOB diagram of Planning Policy Heirarchy and Consultations and Bleadon Parish Plan Adopted 2009 and What is a Statutory Consultee? and Road Safety


lThe table below lists a few applications and developments currently influencing Bleadon Parish. The table above lists some policies and consultations influencing development in Bleadon.



Inside Settlement Boundary (Map)

Bleadon Quarry

42 Dwelling - 189 Occupancy 

Wallflower House3 Dwellings
Rectory Garden

2 New Houses


Outside Settlement Boundary, Inside Parish (Map)

Purn Way14 Dwellings Appeal
Purn Holiday Park 10 Lodges  

Adjacent to Mendip Racing 

4 Holiday Lodges

Accommodation Road 

Wake Park Offices, Cafe, Storage


Outside Parish Boundary (Map)

Bleadon Hill36 Dwellings
Devil's Bridge60 Dwellings


Overhead and Underground

Bleadon Fracking Licence

Roman Road

Bristol Airport Expansion

North Somerset


Addtional information at


NOTES: Some NSC Jan 2017 Core Strategy Policies (link and Jan17 PDF)


CS14(Jan 17) - Distribution of new housing

   NSC are to build 20,986 dwellings by 2026. "Settlement boundaries define the area within which resdential development is accptable in principle ... Development outside the settlement boundaries will only be acceptable where a site is allocated in a Local Plan or ...CS33" i.e. in areas such as Bleadon.

CS33(Jan 17) - Infill villages, smaller settlements and countryside

   "Development outside the areas covered .... will be strictly controlled in order to protect the character of the rural area and prevent unsustainable development. Residential development at Infill villages. ... Affordable housing will be permitted within settlement boundaries or in the form of rural exceptions sites, adjacent to settlements."

CS17(Jan 17) - Rural exceptions schemes   "Housing schemes for 100% affordable housing to meet local needs within small rural communities will be supported where: a) the development meets an identified local need demonstrated by an up-to-date needs survey or other evidence; b) the development is supported or initiated by the parish council ...; (presumably acting on the views of residents?) ... Rural exceptions schemes will be acceptable adjacent to the settlement boundaries of  ... Infill Villages [e.g. Bleadon] and elsewhere adjacent to the main body of the settlement ..."

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