Challenges for the future

North Somerset Council are starting the process of preparing a local plan to shape investment and infrastructure funding to support new homes, workplaces and local facilities for the next 15 years and beyond.

This is the council’s opportunity to plan for new homes of the right type, at an affordable price, in the right places, to meet the needs of the people who live here now and in future.

Last summer the council carried out a consultation called ‘Challenges for the future’ to start the discussion about what issues you think need to be addressed in the Local Plan.

The consultation ran from 22 July to 2 September 2020 and the council received over 3,000 comments from a wide range of people across the district (including residents, businesses, house builders, service providers, interest groups and town and parish councils).

Consultation and feedback

The feedback received has been set out in a Consultation Statement which outlines how and who were consulted and summarises the responses.

The comments can be viewed on the online consultation page:

This feedback has been analysed and used to shape the priorities for the Local Plan and will help with the next stage of preparing the plan:

This is all about looking at alternative approaches for where new housing, employment and community uses might go over the next 15 years and which are the broad locations which best reflect your priorities

Draft plan 2021

This version of the plan will be a full plan with detailed polices on the approach to various forms of development. It will replace the current Core Strategy, Development Management Plan and Site allocations Plan. It will set out the council’s overall spatial strategy – where it thinks growth should be encouraged within North Somerset. It will allocate sites to meet this growth as well as the infrastructure, jobs and services North Somerset will need.

The council will seek views on this in 2021.

The Village Society will look closely to see how the proposed plan will effect uphill. Anyone with views or comments to make on issues raised today should address them to secretary@uphillvillagesociety.org.uk or address them to the council direct.

 

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