Somerset Council is carrying out a public consultation on a set of planning policy principles that would steer new development in Somerset. This is also an opportunity for all bus users to influence planning policy and ensure that new developments encourage the use of sustainable transport, rather than relying on the assumption that everyone uses a car.
If there are examples you can cite locally, where previous planning decisions may have had a detrimental impact on the ability of bus operators to provide a bus service to the development (such as a superstore set well away from main road bus stops but with a large car park just in front of it, or a linear housing development along a lengthy cul-de-sac), this may help future decisions.
Full details can be found via the link by clicking here. The closing date is 16th October 2023.