Published: 6th Jan 2020

North Somerset Council is set to leave a joint plan to build more than 100,000 homes across the region over the next 15 years. Members are due to meet tomorrow (January 7) to discuss leaving the Joint Spatial Plan, which was developed by Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset councils to set out a framework for housing and development for the region until 2036. But the joint plan was rejected by government planning inspectors in September 2019. North Somerset councillors will now vote on going it alone and developing their own local plan instead, which cover a wide spectrum of development, not just that of building homes. It will also explore employment space, transport infrastructure, town centres, shops, leisure facilities and open spaces. ‘Let it be clear, it’s not the council’s intention simply to dust off the proposals of the failed joint spatial plan and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)