Joint Spatial Plan

January 2019 Joint response to the JSP Technical Documents. December 2017 Backwell Parish Council Consultation Response. Statement for Residents (November 2018).

Joint Spatial Plan2019-02-08T17:07:15+00:00

North Somerset Issues and Options Consultation

Responses to 4 December 2018 Consultation poster Backwell Parish Council Initial Response (9 October 2018) Backwell Parish Council Detailed Combined Response (4 December 2018) North Somerset Workshop Notes Consultation Responses / Analysis 2019

North Somerset Issues and Options Consultation2019-03-19T20:30:59+00:00

Neighbourhood Plan

Backwell was one of the first villages to develop our neighbourhood plan and have it examined and approved. It can be viewed Adopted Neighbourhood Plan 2015. You can view the Examiners Report October 2014. The referendum results are available. In February 2019, we reviewed the delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan, and the report showed that the agreed developments are being implemented at the expected rate.

Neighbourhood Plan2019-02-19T11:54:04+00:00

Coles Quarry and Recycling Centre

February 2019: Revisions to the 2016 planning application have now been published on the North Somerset Planning website. We encourage residents to read these and make comments if they wish.   June 2018: Backwell Parish Council has been informed that the Coles Quarry Developer has arranged to present the proposed modified planning application for Coles Quarry to any residents who wish to know more, on Tuesday 19 June 2018 from 18:00 – 20:00 in Backwell Parish Hall. […]

Coles Quarry and Recycling Centre2019-02-11T10:52:05+00:00

Moor Lane – S106 Agreement

These are facts regarding the S106 Agreement for the Moor Lane Taylor Wimpey Development checked and confirmed with NSC. […]

Moor Lane – S106 Agreement2018-03-05T18:09:28+00:00

Update on Moor Lane 5.2.18

Taylor Wimpey (TW) has, in the last few days, submitted to North Somerset Council (NSC) their final plan and mix for 65 homes on Moor Lane. Backwell Parish Council (BPC) has worked with both TW and NSC over the last couple years to ensure that the final plan is in accordance with our Neighbourhood Plan and its implications. […]

Update on Moor Lane 5.2.182018-02-05T18:08:10+00:00

Summary of High Court Decision and update on JSP

CO/452/2017 Richborough Estates Limited & Ors v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – WMS  The High Court ruling issued earlier this month dismissed the challenge made by a number of developers against the Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) made by Gavin Barwell (‘the Minister’)12 December 2016. The WMS gives more weight to neighbourhood plans where a local planning authority does not have a five-year housing supply.  The Minister observed that such plans have an importance in meeting new housing needs and stated that they should be respected by a District Council, adding that where a planning application conflicts with a Neighbourhood Plan that is in force, planning permission should not normally be granted. […]

Summary of High Court Decision and update on JSP2018-01-29T19:03:53+00:00