North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Challenges and Choices Part 1: Challenges for the Future

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A new Local Plan for North Somerset is being prepared, which will guide housing, jobs and business investment, transport, community facilities and supporting infrastructure in the area until 2038.

The first stage of consultation in the new plan’s preparation focuses on the challenges and issues that need facing in North Somerset, such as the climate emergency, how and where to provide jobs and homes, our to ensure development is located in sustainable places, how to protect and enhance our green and blue space and the future role of the Green Belt.

This online consultation will run for six weeks from Wednesday 22 July to Wednesday 2 September 2020 

Further information about the Local Plan can also be found at

Regular questions will also be raised across the council’s social media accounts on Facebook ( and Twitter ( to spark discussion and encourage feedback. All replies made on council-run social media profiles will be analysed and added to the consultation responses.

The responses received to this consultation will guide the next stage of the Local Plan, focussing on choices about the location of future development.

There will be many more opportunities to get involved and have your say in future - but now is the time to really influence the development of the new Local Plan for North Somerset.


  • Opened
    22 Jul 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    2 Sep 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    26 Oct 2020


Organisational Information

Job role or team to contact for questions Claire Courtois
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01275 888811

Project Information

Aim of this consultation Over the coming months we will be asking our residents, young and old, from a diverse range of backgrounds and from different parts of North Somerset - rural villages, those in town centres and suburbs - to think about, and join us in developing a new Local Plan.
Close Date 02 Sep 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Environment: including rubbish and recycling, climate-related issues, parks and open spaces, footpaths
  • Travel and transport: including public transport, active travel, traffic calming and major projects**
Context for this consultation Local authorities must prepare up-to-date plans which set out a vision, a framework for addressing housing and other needs and a platform for local people to help shape their surroundings.