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  • A vision for Wellington - Wellington Place Plan

    During October we are holding engagement activities with the community in Wellington, with the purpose of exploring aspirations and a vision for the town. There will be a pop-up event in Wellington town centre, a workshop with key stakeholders from the community and activities and resources for... More
    Opened 10 October 2022
  • Taxi Fare Increase Proposal

    The cost of using a hackney carriage, more commonly known as a ‘taxi’, depends on when and how far you travel. The total cost is referred to as a ‘fare’ and is calculated on an electronic meter installed and displayed in the vehicle. The council sets the maximum... More
    Opened 21 July 2022
  • Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme

    We are now consulting on the Firepool Lock to Obridge element of the Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme (TSFAIS) . The TSFAIS sets out a number of interventions in Taunton to reduce flood risks from the River Tone and its complex network of tributaries. The... More
    Opened 11 July 2022
  • Community Governance Review for Taunton Second Stage

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is carrying out a review (known as a community governance review) to decide whether changes should be made to the local governance arrangements, including whether a new town council should be set up to represent Taunton and if so, what areas should be... More
    Opened 14 June 2022
  • SWT Green Flag Parks

    This survey is for us to try and better understand how you as the public feel whilst you are visiting our Green Flag Parks, what you experience, what’s important to you and how you would like to see our parks evolve. More
    Opened 11 January 2022
  • Proposal to Increase Taxi Fares

    The cost of using a hackney carriage, more commonly known as a ‘taxi’, depends on when and how far you travel. The total cost of using a taxi is referred to as a ‘fare’ and is calculated on an electronic meter installed and displayed in the vehicle. The council sets... More
    Opened 18 November 2021
  • Community Governance Review for Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is carrying out a review to decide on changes to existing local governance arrangements, including whether or not a new town or parish council or councils should be set up in those parts of Taunton where they don’t currently exist. Full information about... More
    Opened 17 November 2021
  • Stogursey Parish Housing Needs Survey

    Closing date extended to 5 December 2021. Are local people struggling with housing issues which need to be addressed? Stogursey Parish Council wishes to find out whether people in the parish are struggling with housing issues and accommodation requirements, and have... More
    Opened 20 October 2021
  • Public Realm Design Guide for Taunton Garden Town

    We are now re-consulting the public and all stakeholders 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... More
    Opened 5 July 2021
  • Districtwide Design Guide

    We are now re-consulting on the draft Districtwide Design Guide, which once adopted by the Council as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be a material planning consideration when determining planning applications. The document illustrates the Council’s aspirations for maintaining... More
    Opened 5 July 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Snedden Grove, Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 26 council rented homes at Snedden Grove, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The budget for the scheme was recently approved by Full Council and work is now... More
    Opened 5 July 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Charter Walk (north site), Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 3 council rented homes at Charter Walk, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The council is looking to develop two sites at Charter Walk. This consultation relates to... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Charter Walk (south site), Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 3 council rented homes at Charter Walk, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The council is looking to develop two sites at Charter Walk. This consultation relates to... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Churchill Way Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 3 council rented homes at Churchill Way, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The budget for the scheme was recently approved by Full Council and work is now... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Roman Road Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 8 new council rented homes on the site of the former Oxford Inn on Roman Road in Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The budget for the scheme has been approved by... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • New Council Housing Development at Wheatley Crescent Taunton

    Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 3 council rented homes at Wheatley Crescent, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The budget for the scheme was recently approved by Full Council and work is now... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • 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
    Opened 8 March 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
    Opened 4 January 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
    Opened 11 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 11 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 23 November 2020
  • 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
    Opened 15 June 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
    Opened 5 February 2020
  • Climate Emergency Plans

    We are consulting on early ideas for tackling the climate emergency in Somerset West and Taunton from 20 January to 2 March 2020. The consultation will review p roposals outlined in a document produced by the Council to begin discussions with residents, businesses and... More
    Opened 20 January 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
    Opened 13 January 2020
  • Local Plan Issues and Options - Quick Read

    This is the quick read version of the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation. This is the first consultation stage in the Local Plan process. The document looks at key issues for our area and suggests ways we can address these. The issues we are looking at include how to... More
    Opened 13 January 2020
  • Local Plan Issues and Options

    We are now consulting on the Local Plan Issues and Options document. The consultation will take place from Monday 13 January to Monday 16 March 2020. This is the first consultation stage in the Local Plan process. The document looks at key issues for our area and suggests ways we... More
    Opened 13 January 2020
  • Local Plan Issues and Options - Sustainability Appraisal

    We are now consulting on the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Objectives and Alternatives Report for the Local Plan Issues and Options document. The consultation will take place from Monday 13 January to Monday 16 March 2020. SA is a systematic process that aims to promote sustainable... More
    Opened 13 January 2020
  • Local Plan Issues and Options - Habitat Regulations Assessment

    We are now consulting on the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) for the Local Plan Issues and Options document. The consultation will take place from Monday 13 January to Monday 16 March 2020. The HRA assesses the Local Plan policies and proposals in terms of their impact on Special... More
    Opened 13 January 2020
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