Front cover of the Adopted Core StrategyContents

Last updated: 16th June 2016


1. The Core Strategy

The Core Strategy for Bath and North East Somerset Council was formally adopted by the Council on 10th July 2014.  It now forms part of the Development Plan for the District (see below) and will be used in the determination of all planning applications submitted to the Council alongside policies in the Joint Waste Core Strategy (2011) and those saved policies in the Local Plan (2007) not replaced by the Core Strategy.

The Development Plan for Bath and North East Somerset comprises:

Updates on the Strategic Site Allocations in Keynsham, Whitchurch and Odd Down in Bath can be found via this link to a dedicated page

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2. Policies Map

A number of policies in the Core Strategy require changes or additions to the existing Policies Map (previously known as the Proposals Map).  The interactive Policies Map has been updated to reflect these changes and to reflect the agreed extension to the South Stoke Conservation Area. 

The interactive Policies Map can be accessed via the top right-hand corner of every page of the Council’s website through the Services in Your Area and ‘My Maps’ function, or directly via this link to the Local Plan map.

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3. Associated Documents

The following documents are associated with the Core Strategy:

Copies of all of the above documents are also available for public inspection, free of charge within the Bath & Keynsham One Stop Shops, The Hollies in Midsomer Norton and in all public libraries in the District during opening hours, including the mobile libraries,

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4. The Planning Inspector’s Report

The Planning Inspector's final report, in which he found the Core Strategy sound subject to a number of modifications, is available below:

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