Taunton and West Somerset Community Consultation

The Strategy Team at Somerset West and Taunton have started work on the new Local Plan for the new Council area.  We are at the very early stages of the process and are preparing to consult on the Statement of Community Involvement between 19 July and 30 September 2019.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we involve the residents, businesses and others when we look at local development.  The SCI shows that we will operate planning in an open, transparent, accessible and inclusive way.  Above all, the purpose of the SCI is to bring a sense of ownership locally by actively involving people in decision making.

The draft SCI document will be available via the following link from 19 July.  We will notify you when the consultation starts:


For your information, we are planning to consult on the Issues and Options document, which is the first stage of the Local Plan itself, in late autumn.  We will advise you of the exact details and dates nearer the time.

Gill Littlewood
Case Manager – Strategy
Somerset West and Taunton Council