Launch of consultation on Wells Neighbourhood Plan

SOMERSET Council is inviting responses from locals, businesses and interested groups to have their say on the Wells City Council Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation is open until Friday, June 9, and provides the community with the opportunity to give their views on the proposals ahead of public examination.

Following the consultation, the Plan will be subject to a referendum, ahead of final adoption if it is voted for by local people.

Whilst the Local Plan sets out the overall development strategy for the area, including housing numbers and broad locations, the Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by the Wells Neighbourhood Plan Group, contains local objectives and policies for the city, including protecting the character and heritage of Wells, design requirements for new building, public open spaces and housing needs.

The submitted documents are available on the council’s website at: or at the following locations:

Somerset Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT (opening hours: 8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

Council Service Point at Wells Town Hall (opening hours: 10am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays).

For more information, email or call 0300 123 2224.