Local Plans are documents that will guide how and where development takes place in Somerset. Local plans will form the development plan for your area, together with Neighbourhood Plans prepared by parish or town councils or Neighbourhood Forums. Local Plans set out the vision for the area, identify the overall scale and nature of change and include site allocations.

Neighbourhood Plans will need to be consistent with the Local Plans produced by the local planning authorities in Somerset (Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, and Somerset West and Taunton Council).