Call for sites

Our proposal

In March 2020, we announced that we were beginning to the prepare our Local Plan 2038.

One of our key aims in the new Local Plan will be to:

  • identify any available land that may be suitable for future development
  • distribute this land as needed for new homes, jobs, infrastructure, services and facilities

We routinely call for sites in North Somerset in line with national guidance. This gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to submit land for consideration. We include these submissions when we prepare the new Local Plan.

We now invite submissions for new sites. The timeline for submission is Monday 14 September to Monday 12 October 2020.

We will consider all proposed sites for their suitability. This work will form part of the evidence we use to create the new North Somerset Local Plan.

Our call for sites does not affect the planning status of any site. It is not part of a formal planning application process.

Any sites identified for development in the Local Plan will be subject to consultation and approval in the normal way.

Before you submit

Please use a separate form for each submission and provide a clear plan of the site with defined boundaries. Failure to do this may lead to a rejection of your proposal.

Sites already under consideration

If the site you wish to submit is already on the plan, and was previously considered as part of the:

  • (now withdrawn) Joint Spatial Plan (within North Somerset)
  • 2017 North Somerset call for sites
  • 2018 North Somerset Issues and Options
  • new North Somerset Local Plan process to date, through Pre-Commencement or Challenges consultation

There is no need to resubmit the site again. You should only do so if

  • there is a change to the site boundary
  • you wish to update or submit more information.

In this case, you will need to submit a new call for sites form. If the site boundaries differ within any of the above previous plans, we use the most recent submission.

Please also notify us at this time if you no longer wish to promote any site you have previously submitted.

How to submit

The closing date to submit sites is Monday 12 October 2020

You can submit proposed sites to us during the submission period using the form below. The form will ask you to identify any potential uses for the land which you want us to consider.

You can also submit sites through representations to the plan during consultation stages.

To respond to the call for sites, you should email completed forms whenever possible. This ensures we receive your submission immediately, and can process it quickly.

Please submit completed forms to:

Postal forms

Please only submit forms in the post if you do not have access to a computer. Due to the pandemic, staff are working from home and do not have immediate access to posted forms. There is no need to duplicate information if you have already submitted it online.

Planning Policy Team

North Somerset Council, first floor (PP15),

Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ

Next steps

Submissions will be brought together with the sites from the above sources. This information will be processed and considered in the preparation of the new Local Plan.