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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.

Featured consultations

Open Consultations

  • 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

    Closes 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

    Closes 5 February 2021

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • Monkton Heathfield Garden Community Concept Plan and Design Guide

    We are now consulting on draft Plans and a Draft Design Guide for the next phase of the Monkton Heathfield development area. The consultation will take place from Monday 15 June to Friday 10 July 2020. The consulation consists of: A draft Framework Plan for the SS1... More

    Closed 10 July 2020

  • Draft Districtwide Design Guide

    We are now consulting on the draft Design Guide for Somerset West and Taunton, excluding the Exmoor National Park (which produces its own planning documents). This document sets out how the Council wants to improve design quality across the area. The consultation will take place from... More

    Closed 30 March 2020

  • Affordable Employment LDO - Small Scale Industrial Space

    We are now consulting on the Employment Local Development Order (LDO) for small scale industrial space. The consultation will take place from Monday 13 January to Monday 16 March 2020. A copy of the draft order including the Technical Informative, Design Guide and Statement of... More

    Closed 16 March 2020