North Somerset Council (NSC) is responsible for planning policy and land use in North Somerset. The Council does not currently have an agreed policy related to its own approach to planning issues but refers to national and NSC policies as and where appropriate.
Information on planning policy is available on NSC’s website.
In North Somerset planning policy is defined by Government policy in the form of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the North Somerset Core Strategy, the Replacement Local Plan, Joint Waste Plan, Minerals Plan and, significantly, the Sites & Policies Plan.
It had been thought that the Core Strategy had been agreed, but this is now under review following a court judgement in relation to the proposed new housing allocation. NSC has recently consulted on their approach to this housing requirement. For further information see here.
For details of live consultations on other matters please refer to the Consultations page.