B&NES Council Local Plan Partial Update Options Consultation

Published: 21 January 2021

Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently undertaking Local Plan Partial Update Options Consultation which runs between 7th January and 18 February 2021.

In summary the key proposed elements or scope of the partial update are set out below:

1. The need to update particular policies to help better address the Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency and an Ecological Emergency.
2. Update and replenish housing supply in order to ensure the Core Strategy requirement can be met.
3. Review and update specific policies to address a number of other issues in the short term.
4. Ensure policies reflect changes to national policy and legislation since the Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan were adopted.

The purpose of this Options consultation is to facilitate discussion and generate comment on the options or potential approaches for addressing some of the critical issues facing Bath and North East Somerset outlined above and we encourage you to get involved in the process.

Future plans will also have an impact on the future plans for the development of Keynsham North so it is an important consultation for our town and its residents.

To help to provide further background information in respect of the policy options and new policies, Bath and North East Somerset Council are holding a series of Local Plan Partial Update webinars, upcoming on 26th January – Houses of Multiple Occupation, 2nd February – Housing Supply and 4th February – Climate Change.  To register for the webinars please follow this link https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/webinars