Last updated: 30th September 2019

The Planning Policy team is responsible for providing planning policies to guide future development in the district.  These policies will be set out in the Development Plan Documents (DPDs) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) listed below.

The Planning Policy Website

  • To navigate through our pages please either use the Planning Policy menu on the left of the screen (or bottom on some mobile devices); or  
  • use the Planning Policy Index which lists all of the pages available within the Planning Policy website which is kept as up-to-date as possible.

Latest News

West of England  Joint Spatial Plan (JSP)  - The four West of England Unitary Authorities including Bath and North East Somerset Council are presently reviewing the JSP Examination Inspectors' letter dated 11th September 2019 to determine the best way forward.  Link to Examination News for details.   A  response will be made in due course.  As a consequence, the Local Plan preparation programme will also need to be reviewed.

A revised Local Development Scheme will be prepared, considered by Council and published in due course to take into account the above points.    

Highlights (click on the document image or title below to view more):

  Link to the Local Plan 2016 to 2036 Options Link to the West of England Joint Spatial Plan page of this website Link to the combined Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan Link to the Houses in Multiple Occupation in Bath Supplementary Planning Document Link to the Local Development Scheme 2017 to 2020

If you cannot find the information you want, or if any hyperlinks are broken, please contact the Planning Policy Team using the contact details available on this page.

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