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Bath & North East Somerset Council is intending to implement the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in April 2015, subject to council decision in February.

CIL is a new tariff system that will allow the council to raise funds from development to contribute to the costs of providing some of the infrastructure needed, like new or safer road schemes, park improvements or a new health centre.

For developers this means is that any applications approved after April 6th 2015 may be subject to CIL.  Because some of the lead times for deciding applications are 13 weeks, we will start to let you know if an application you submit after 1st January 2015 may incur CIL.

Further information and guidance can be found on the website.

You asked – we did… Improvements to our website to help you:

We’ve been listening to your experiences of viewing and commenting on planning applications on our Public Access web pages.  What you have been asking for is easier ways of looking at the supporting documents and viewing contributions.   If you want to know more about the changes we have already made and the plans we have for further developments, go to our update on public access web page.

Planning Applications

View and comment on current planning applications

Apply for planning permission, including forms, checklists, fees and pre-application advice

Do you need planning permission

Planning Policy

The Planning Policy team is responsible for providing policies to guide and encourage future development in the district.

The Planning Policy homepage contains news and information relating to the Local Plan, the Local Development Framework, supplementary planning documents and other planning policy documents, as well as information relating to national and regional planning policy.  This includes the Core Strategy which is the first of a new generation of policy documents for Bath & North East Somerset and it will set out the long-term planning framework for the district. 

Heritage and Environment 

Historic Environment and online advice regarding listed buildings, conservation areas and historic parks & gardens

Archaeology and planning

Trees & Woodlands and planning

View information about Tree Preservation Orders or find details about our Tree Advice Services

Ecology and planning

Find out about Landscape design and projects, and the Urban Design service and advice available.

Major developments in Bath & North East Somerset 

View up to date information regarding major developments and projects within Bath and North East Somerset. 

Planning Services is taking part in the open data sharers pilot, further information can be found here.


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