Somerset West and Taunton Council Local Plan Consultation

Our Strategy Team are currently working on the Issues and Options document for the newly-formed Somerset West and Taunton Council (excluding the Exmoor National Park area).  The consultation will take place from Monday 13th January to Monday 16th March 2020.

We are also inviting comments on two documents which are needed to support and evidence the Local Plan: the Sustainability Appraisal; and the Habitats Regulations Assessment.

This is the first consultation stage in the Local Plan process.  The document looks at the key issues and draft objectives for the Local Plan, particularly around climate change and development needs over the next 20 years.  Views from local communities and businesses are important in helping to shape Somerset West and Taunton.

The consultation information will be on our website and will contact directly all those on our existing consultee database by email (or send letters to those without an email address). The documents will be available to view at the following local inspection points:

Minehead Library
Porlock Community Library
Watchet Community Library
Williton Library
Wiveliscombe Community Library

We will also be visiting these venues, where you can find out more and ask questions:

· Williton, West Somerset House – 30 January, 2pm to 7pm

· Minehead, Methodist Church – 10 February, 2pm to 7pm

· Watchet, The Sanctuary – 11 February, 10am to 3pm

· Wiveliscombe, Community Centre – 20 February, 10am to 3pm

The Somerset West and Taunton Local Plan will not cover any parishes within Exmoor National Park.  However, we welcome comments from everyone.

Gill Littlewood
Case Manager – Strategy
Somerset West and Taunton Council