Do you have an interest in land within North Somerset?
Date of Article
Apr 06 2022
Planning & Development

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Gareth Jackson
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Steve Morris
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@ Steven Sensecall
Steven Sensecall
Partner - Head of Planning in the Southern Region
01865 297705 email me about Steven
@ James Bainbridge
James Bainbridge
01865 404437 email me about James
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Steve Morris is a partner based within our Bristol office. He has specialised in development for twenty years, and in that time he has acted for housebuilders, charities, private landowners and developers on sites varying from replacement single dwellings to several hundred units with associated facilities.
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Steven is Partner and Head of Planning Southern Region and is based in our Oxford office.

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James is Chairman of Carter Jonas.  Formerly Head of the Planning & Development Division, James advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the south of England with nearly 30 years of experience in residential and mixed use development.  This includes site identification, project management of planning and development strategies, valuation and viability appraisals, marketing and sale of development opportunities. He has specific expertise in option, promotion and other development agreements, joint ventures and landowner equalisation agreements. James has been involved in sites ranging from new settlements to city centre regeneration and smaller provincial and rural schemes, and also provides expert witness and independent expert valuation services for dispute resolution.

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North Somerset Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan, which will guide development in the Borough for a 15-year period from 2023-2038.

Following earlier consultations on ‘Challenges’ (Summer 2020) and ‘Choices’ (Autumn 2022), the Council has now published its ‘Preferred Options’ and is seeking comments.

The consultation document includes a full draft version of the new Local Plan, including strategic and development management policies. The Council is now at a comparatively advanced stage of its Local Plan preparation, with this consultation forming the last opportunity for public comment before the Council issues its pre-submission (Regulation 19) draft in November 2022.

The headline issue of this consultation is the Council’s decision to propose sites for 18,046 homes, only 90% of the Government’s target of 20,805 homes.

The deadline for submission is 5.00pm on Friday 29th April 2022.

There are limited opportunities left to shape and realise the development potential of your land in North Somerset.

If you would like to speak to our professionals about the potential of your land, please contact:

Gareth Jackson MRTPI
Partner, Planning
07780 667019

Steve Morris
Partner, Development
07554 459556  

Steven Sensecall MRTPI
Partner, Head of Planning
South & South West
07970 796762   

James Bainbridge FRICS
Chairman, Development
South & South West
07887 834070