Consultation Hub

Have your say

Your views are important in helping to shape Somerset West and Taunton and our communities. We want to hear about your experiences and ideas to help us plan for positive change. What's important to you? Let us know what you think through our consultations and participation activities.

Closed Consultations

  • Local Validation Checklist

    We are now consulting on the Local Validation Checklist for planning applications. The consultation will take place from Monday 8 March to Monday 6 April 2021. Following the consultation exercise, all comments received will be considered and amendments made to the Local List as... More

    Closed 6 April 2021

  • Draft Public Realm Design Guide for Taunton Garden Town

    We are now consulting on the draft Public Realm Design Guide for Taunton Garden Town which is a document illustrating the Council’s aspirations for maintaining and improving the public realm design quality across the Taunton Garden Town area. The consultation will take place from Friday... More

    Closed 5 February 2021

  • Districtwide Design Guide - Streetmaking, Parking & Placemaking

    We are now re-consulting on the Streets, Parking and Placemaking section of the draft Design Guide for Somerset West and Taunton (SWT), excluding the Exmoor National Park (which produces its own planning documents). This re-consultation is taking place as the previous guidance for Streets,... More

    Closed 5 February 2021

  • New Council Housing Development in Minehead

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 54 council rented homes at Rainbow Way (off Seaward Way) which is due to be submitted shortly. This is the first time in over 30 years that new council housing has been... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • Climate Positive Planning: Interim Policy Statement on Planning for the Climate Emergency

    We are now consulting on 'Climate Positive Planning', an Interim Policy Statement on Planning for the Climate Emergency. The consultation will take place from Monday 23 November 2020 to Monday 4 January 2021. The Interim Policy Statement seeks to clarify existing planning policy... More

    Closed 4 January 2021