About the new Local Plan for 2036

Work has now commenced on the new Local Plan which will provide detailed policies and additional housing, employment and other land allocations 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 (JSP). The JSP is undertaking a final period of consultation before being submitted for examination in Spring 2018. For North Somerset it contains proposals for four new communities at Banwell, Churchill, Nailsea and Backwell. To make representations about the principle of development at these locations please go to www.jointplanningwofe.org.uk.

If you want to register to receive updates on the new Local Plan 2036 and be able to use the online consultation website please register here.

Generating ideas consultation

One of the main components of the Local Plan will be to set out details of strategic developments proposed at Banwell, Churchill, Nailsea and Backwell. A consultation to generate ideas and discussion about these areas is taking place from 22nd November 2017 to 10th January 2018.  We’d like to hear your ideas. Please use the online consultation website to view the information and complete a questionnaire.

Online consultation system

More information is also available on our generating ideas factsheet.

Drop in events will be held at the following locations. Please feel free to call in anytime within the times below.

Churchill Primary School – Wednesday 22 November, 6-8.30pm

Banwell Children’s centre – Wednesday 29 November, 3-7pm

Backwell Parish Hall – Thursday 30 November, 4-8pm

Nailsea Tithe Barn – Thursday 7 December, 2-6.30pm


The information from the events can be seen below