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

The Future of Backwell

Dear Resident, This letter to the whole village is sent for and on behalf of Backwell Parish Council (BPC), Backwell Residents Association (BRA) and Backwell Resistance (BR). It is available on the Facebook (fb) pages of the 3 organisations. It encourages all residents to comment on the proposals to build 700 houses on Grove Farm. […]

The Future of Backwell2017-12-05T18:31:10+00:00

Consultation on the Joint Spatial Plan and North Somerset Local Plan 2036

North Somerset Council are holding a series of drop in sessions at the end of November at locations in Churchill, Banwell, Nailsea and Backwell to inform local residents of future proposals for new homes and major transport improvements in the area. Local residents are invited to come and discuss, debate and contribute ideas towards how to plan for these new communities. The drop in session for Backwell will take place at Backwell Parish Hall on Thursday 30th November between 4pm and 8pm. The Consultation runs from 22nd November 2017 to the 10th January 2018. To find out more and comment on the proposals visit:

Consultation on the Joint Spatial Plan and North Somerset Local Plan 20362017-11-02T18:22:43+00:00

Backwell Future 2015

Download the Future of Backwell 2015 (BACKWELL FUTURE Backwell Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2026 Adopted March 2015) Download here...

Backwell Future 20152015-07-29T19:39:33+00:00