Tickenham Road Action Group

Draft response to NSC Pre-submission Local Plan

The Tickenham Road Action Group are finalising their response to North Somerset Council’s Pre-Submission Local Plan 2039.

The TRAG believe that the Local Plan does not address overall traffic growth over the 15-year period covered, nor does it provide a view of how the traffic will be routed along the key transport routes. Without these key routes being identified and developed, traffic of all types will continue to use rural lanes through villages on roads which are already inadequate for the volumes they carry.

Future developments which will see a significant increase in the volume of traffic over the next 15 years include: the building of 15,000 more homes in North Somerset, the development of 34,000 homes by 2040 in the Bristol Local Authority area, the creation of an industrial site near the M5 junction at Clevedon and an increase of 20 % in the capacity at Bristol Airport. The impact of these developments are not fully considered in the Plan.

The draft submission can be viewed here:

We would urge you to view our draft submission and let us know your thoughts on the points we are making. Please email these to bruce.tch@btinternet.com. The deadline for submissions to north Somerset Council is 5pm on January 22nd 2024.

Local Plan Choices Consultation

The North Somerset Local Plan Choices Consultation is currently active and will close on 14th December.

This consultation asks for views on where an additional 15K of houses should be sited within North Somerset. There are four options for distributing the homes across North Somerset: one option to retain the Green Belt and three options where housing is placed on the Green Belt.

You can view the TRAG consultation response at: Local Plan Choices consultation response – (trag.org.uk)

You can participate in the Choices Consultation here:


Local Plan Challenges Consultation

As we earlier advised North Somerset Council are creating a new Local Plan.  The Local Plan will guide housing, jobs and business investment, transport, community facilities and supporting infrastructure in the area until 2038.

This first stage of Local Plan consultation focuses on the challenges NSC believe we face in North Somerset and the issues the plan needs to address. The online consultation will run until  Wednesday 2 September 2020 at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/newlocalplan

You can view the TRAG response to the consultation at: http://www.trag.org.uk

We urge you to also individually respond to give weight to the issues further development will have on Tickenham Village.

If you are not currently a TRAG subscriber then you might want to sign up for regular email updates on the TRAG site above.

North Somerset Local Plan

Since the news we published in the March magazine about the Council’s decision effectively to scrap JLTP 4 North Somerset Council have announced plans to issue a new Local Plan which will cover housing, business investment, transport and infrastructure until 2038. They anticipate it will take three years to produce but there will be various stages of consultation during the preparation in which we will be involved. You can register a wish to be involved in the consultation individually by going to https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/planning-building-control/planningpolicy/local-plan/new-local-plan/about-the-local-plan/ or just let us know your views so that we can take them on board. The initial stage closed in April and the next ‘consultation’ stage is expected to be in June/July. We are already in touch with the appropriate Council officer to see how we can best be further involved in the whole consultation process. There will be a strategic approach to the preparation of the Local Plan and our focus will be on looking at the best way, in the interest of the Village, to create necessary links between the areas of development and transport hubs.

If you would like to register as a subscriber to the TRAG for regular updates then please go to www.trag.org.uk/signup. The more members the greater the voice and influence and we will have.

Tickenham Road Action Group