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Development Plan: Core Strategy, Placemaking Plan and Local Plan Partial Update

Published: 2023-01-24 Updated: 2023-06-15 Subject: Planning

Composite Plans

These documents consist of our Core Strategy (2014), Placemaking Plan (2017) and Local Plan Partial Update (2023). For ease of use, we have combined the policies into a single set of documents (Composite Plans). We will use these core documents, together with other policies in the Development Plan, as the basis for planning decisions in Bath and North East Somerset.

These Composite Plans include the newly incorporated Local Plan Partial Update, adopted on 19 January 2023. Please replace any previous versions of our Development Plan with these documents.

How to view the documents

Select a link below to view or download any of the documents. There is also an online policy map, showing the locations that each of the policies in the documents refers to (Please note that the policy map is being updated to incorporate the changes from the LPPU). 

View planning policies and constraints on a map

Background documents and evidence for the Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan are available on request. Please email us on, and allow up to 10 working days for each request.

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