Call for sites – South region
Date of Article
Mar 18 2024
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There are several ongoing Local Plan promotion opportunities in our South and South West regions within the following LPAs:  

  • Cotswold
  • Bath and Noth East Somerset 
  • Cornwall 
Detail of each opportunity can be found below. 

If you own land within any of the local planning authorities detailed below, this may represent your opportunity to start to realise its development potential. 


Regulation 18 and Call for sites – Cotswold

Cotswold District Council’s current Local plan was adopted in August 2018 and is therefore due for a review. The Local Plan update will explore the needs of the area up to 2041.  

Work on the preparation of the Local Plan update commenced in 2022. The remaining stages required to complete the adoption process is set out below:   

Issues and Options
(Regulation 18)
October 2022 – November 2022
Further Options (Regulation 18) LIVE

Pe-submission (Regulation 26)

Q1 2025
Submission Q2 2025
Examination Q2 2025 - Q2 2026

Q3 2025


Regulation 18 consultation 

Participants are currently being invited to submit comments and ideas on the following topic areas:

Topic area Nature of consultation
 Vision, objectives and development strategy Comments on the amount of additional development that may be needed up to 2041; the existing development land supply; updating the Local Plan Vision and Objectives; potential development strategy options; and a preferred development strategy option and broad areas for growth.
 Draft policies Updates to existing policies and new Local Plan policies.


The deadline for submission is 23:59 on Sunday 7th April 2024.  

Call for sites  

The Council have opened a Call for sites and are seeking submissions for a wide variety of uses, this includes housing, employment, renewable energy, green spaces, the natural environment, biodiversity and more to support the development of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).  

Submissions must include a brief description of the proposal, details of site ownership and an Ordnance map showing the site boundary.  
The deadline for submission is 23:59 on Sunday 7th April 2024.  

Regulation 18 – Bath and North East Somerset 

Bath and North East Somerset is preparing a new Local Plan that will look ahead and introduce a vision and framework for how Bath and North East Somerset will develop over the next 20 years.  

Work on the preparation of the new Local Plan commenced in 2022. The remaining stages required to complete the adoption process is set out below:

Launch Consultation (with Call for sites) (Regulation 18) Commenced October 2022 – November 2022
Options (Regulation 18) LIVE
Pre-submission (Regulation 19) June 2024
Submission December 2024
Examination Early 2025
 Adoption  September 2025


Regulation 18 consultation 

The Council has prepared an ‘Options Document’ covering the scope of the consultation. The document sets out the key issues and challenges the new Local Plan will seek to address, alongside four strategic growth options for development, as well as several options for potential development sites. The consultation also includes the results of an updated Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment following a Call for Sites in 2023.  
The deadline for submission is 5.00pm on Friday 8th April 2024.  

Call for sites – Cornwall 

Cornwall Council is currently in the early stages of developing their next Local Plan and are considering how to manage future growth in Cornwall. The new Local Plan will plan for the needs of Cornwall to 2050. 

Call for sites 

At the start of its Local Plan process, the Council is seeking site submissions with the potential to deliver a wide range of uses, including the following:  

  • Housing (including market, affordable, older persons, supported living, student accommodation, self-build plots and other types of specialist housing);  
  • Gypsy and Traveller pitches; 
  • Employment uses;  
  • Commercial uses (including offices, retail, leisure, hotel and mixed commercial uses);  
  • Community uses;  
  • Tourism;  
  • Public Green Space;  
  • Energy Generation;  
  • Nutrient Neutrality mitigation land; and  
  • Biodiversity Net Gain.  

Site submissions must be within an existing settlement or a sustainable location, outside of ecologically designated areas (e.g. Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Flood Zone 3b etc) and must meet the following requirements for consideration:  
  • A minimum of 0.25 hectares or greater or;  
  • Able to accommodate 5 or more dwellings or;  
  • At least 500sqm of employment floorspace.  

The Council welcomes the submission of vacant or derelict land for reuse and sites offering the opportunity for strategic conversions or extensions to existing buildings.  
The deadline for submissions is Monday 22nd April 2024.

We have experts dedicated to helping landowners secure planning permission for development. If you would like to speak to us about the potential of your land, please contact:


Gareth Jackson MRTPI 
Partner, Planning

07780 667019  

James Cordery MRICS 
Partner, Development

07780 667005   

Steven Sensecall MRTPI 
Partner, Head of Planning 
South & South West

07970 796762  

James Bainbridge FRICS 
Chairman, Development 
South & South West 

07887 834070