1.1 The Development Plan in Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) primarily comprises the Core Strategy (adopted in 2014) and the Placemaking Plan (adopted in 2017), both of which cover a plan period from 2011 to 2029. Together these documents form the Local Plan for B&NES. The Council is required to review the Local Plan every five years in order to determine whether it remains fit for purpose or whether all or part of it needs to be updated.
1.2 A full review of the Local Plan will be undertaken alongside the WECA Spatial Development Strategy (SDS), which is scheduled for publication in 2023. Therefore, in the interim, B&NES is undertaking a Partial Update of the Local Plan to address a number of urgent issues.