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Local Plan Partial Update Publication (Regulation 19)

Published: 2021-08-27 Updated: 2021-09-06 Subject: Planning

Planning policy document

These documents represent the Publication draft copy of our Local Plan Partial Update, which we are submitting for public consultation (Regulation 19).

They consist of:

  • A Schedule of changes (for reference, to quickly identify what amendments we are proposing)
  • Four separate volumes showing the changes incorporated into the Plan document (called Composite Plan volumes), for ease of reading the proposals in context. These volumes cover districtwide policies, and different areas of our district: Bath, Keynsham and the Somer Valley. There is no volume for rural areas, as we are not proposing any changes which just refer to these areas. 

How to access and study the documents

The documents are all in PDF format. You can choose to download them, print them or view them online. Please note that all documents are very large. You may wish to avoid downloading them, if on a mobile device. You will save resources, and may find it easier, to read them on-screen rather than printing them.

We have worked hard to make these documents as accessible as possible, but some issues may still remain. If you would like to request an alternative format copy of any document, or part of a document, please email 

There are notes on how we have formatted and displayed the changes at the front of each volume.

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