North Somerset Local Plan 2036 - Generating Ideas



New communities in North Somerset will help deliver the housing, jobs and infrastructure we need to 2036. The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) will set out the overall amount of new homes and business development and where it should be located across the West of England area, as well as the important schools, transport, community facilities and green spaces needed to support that growth. Within North Somerset new communities are proposed near Banwell, Churchill, Backwell and Nailsea. A further round of consultation is about to commence on the JSP and more details can be found at . 

If the locations for these new communities are confirmed then the new North Somerset Local Plan will need to set out the proposals in more detail.

The existing timeframe for current planning documents in North Somerset is to 2026. The new Local Plan will provide detailed policies and additional housing, employment and other land allocations beyond 2026 up to 2036.

It will review and roll-forward policies and allocations in existing development plan documents and plan for the housing, jobs and infrastructure set out in the Joint Spatial Plan.

This consultation is focussed on the key development areas, to engage with local communities about the form the new development should take. Your views will help to develop different options for development.

We will carry out a further consultation next year setting out these options before publishing
our preferred plan. You can follow progress on our website:

The consultation will run from 22 November 2017 until 10 January 2018. Add you comments HERE

Alternatively you can respond by post or e-mail:

Posted to:                                                                E-mail:
Planning Policy Team
North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ.




  • Opened
    21 Nov 2017 at 14:00
  • Closed
    10 Jan 2018 at 23:59


Organisational Information

Contact Name Celia Dring
Job title Principal Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426244

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To get views on how we can begin to shape the new communities near Nailsea, Backwell, Churchill and Langford
Close Date 10 Jan 2018 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
Context for this consultation To ensure the shortest possible gap between the progress of locations for new development within the Joint Spatial Plan and the new local plan policies. This will minimise the risk of speculative development proposals coming forward.