Local Plan 2016-2036 Options Consultation Winter 2018

This consultation takes place between 12 November 2018 and 7 January 2019.

View the Local Plan 2016-2036 Options Consultation Winter 2018 document

Why are we consulting?

Bath & North East Somerset is preparing a Local Plan for the period 2016 - 2036.  This will set out a strategy to guide future development, site allocations and district-wide Development Management policies.

In November 2017 the Council consulted on an Issues and Options document.  This addressed a limited range of key issues including high level options for distribution of housing, the Strategic Development Locations and student accommodation.

This Options document sets out proposed policy options and approaches for a wider range of issues.  We are asking for comments on the proposed policy options and approaches on the following:

  • Spatial Strategy, including planning for new homes in the rural areas and Somer Valley
  • Strategy and Policies for  Bath 
  • Keynsham, including North Keynsham Strategic Development Location
  • Whitchurch Strategic Development Location
  • Strategy for the Somer Valley 
  • Development Management Policies


Please complete a separate form for each proposed policy approach/option you wish to comment on.

As the system does not allow you to save and revisit your comments you are advised to enter your finalised comment in one sitting.

What happens next: 

Once the consultation ends all comments received will be processed and analysed.  The key issues arising from the comments will then inform the development of the plan.  Comments will be published in Spring 2019.

Consultation Dates

Consultation Dates:
12/11/2018 - 09:00 to 07/01/2019 - 23:45

Other Related Information

Areas Covered
All Areas

Contact Details

Planning Policy Team