Somerset Council is asking residents and businesses to help shape the future of Somerset by having a say on how best to create places that put people at the heart of its design.
A public consultation has been launched on a set of outline “principles” that are designed to steer new development in Somerset. These should guide developers towards creating attractive and high-quality environments, but also inclusive and accessible places for all, regardless of age, gender, mobility, or background, where people enjoy living.
The principles should lead to high quality development and offer substantial benefit to people in Somerset by:
Creating connected, safe and healthy places will also help to improve quality of life and wellbeing.
What do you want to see from new development?
What makes a high-quality place? Which benefits matter most to you? How can we best ensure that new development enables people to realise these benefits?
Paper copies containing further information and the online survey questions will also be available at the following locations:
Alternatively, you can respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting a response to:
These principles will inform the development of Somerset’s new Local Transport Plan, new Local Plan, and overall approach to transport planning, development management (consideration of planning proposals) and other relevant policies and plans.
Somerset Council is keen to hear from as many people as possible – individuals, community and voluntary groups, businesses, transport providers, landowners, and city, town and parish councils, as well as developers and their agents.