This page gives a summary of the planning news in Timsbury.
All applications for land use building and conversions are referred by B&NES Council to the Parish Council for its comment at its next meeting. Also, applications for tree management within Timsbury’s designated Conservation area in the centre of the old village are also consulted on.
Details of the Parish Council Agenda and Minutes of its decisions can be seen here.
Residents and applicants can ask to make comments at the Parish Council meeting. Contact the Clerk before or at the begining of the meeting.
See more background to planning in Timsbury here.
Information about Bristol Airport planning matters are here.
All decisions are made by B&NES Council based on their Local Plan as mentioned below. See their planning page here, and search for Timsbury.
Timsbury is registered as developing its own Neighbourhood Plan, but the Parish Council decided to currently not proceed with this and to rely on the B&NES Local Plan process.
House Building and the B&NES Local Plan
Updated 17th October 2019
Decisions on planning applications are made by B&NES Council based on their current Local Plan. The first 5 year Plan period from 2016 includes in its Placemaking Plan two sites for housing development in Timsbury, each for about 25 houses, at ‘Wheelers Yard’ (see below) and on the western part of the field to the east of the school. Planning Applications for development will be submitted at the owners’ or developer’s discretion. These sites were supported by the Parish Council and the village following a full village consulation.
B&NES is revising its Local Plan and is seeking further sites for housing in Timsbury. They asked the Parish Coucnil to carry out formal ‘site assesments’ of 2 sites. The PC did this and rejected both for housing. B&NES is considering its response and next steps based on the requirement for housing targets in the West of England Joint Spatial Plan. However, this JSP was recently rejected by the Government Planning Inspector and the next steps are uncertain.
Parish Map Aerial View
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(courtesy of Bing Maps)