Open Activities

  • Wellington Waterways Feasibility Study

    Somerset Council has commissioned Arup to prepare a Wellington Waterways Feasibility Study (WWFS), with the aim of: proposing a vision for reducing flood risk to key heritage assets of Tonedale (Tonedale Mill and Tone Works); and delivering wider benefits for nature and the community of Wellington. The Study’s objectives as set out in the specification by Somerset Council are to: “gain a clear understanding of the options and feasibility for reducing... More
    Closes 4 March 2024
  • Local Validation Checklist Update (West area and Mineral and Waste proposals)

    Somerset Council are seeking views on updates to the Local Validation Checklist for the West area and Mineral and Waste proposals. Local Validation Checklists (LVC) help inform applicants/agents of the type of documents and level of information required to validate a planning application or other similar consents. Somerset Council is committed to providing a professional and efficient Development Management service and this document is part of a suite of documents that will help all... More
    Closes 13 March 2024
  • Fixing of maximum taxi fares

    Changes to maximum taxi fares The cost of using a hackney carriage, more commonly known as a ‘taxi’, depends on when and how far you travel. The total cost is referred to as a ‘fare’ and is calculated on an electronic meter installed in the vehicle. As well as licensing taxi drivers and vehicles, the Council can set the maximum that they can charge. The main charge is normally for the distance i.e. the further you go, the higher... More
    Closes 20 March 2024
  • Staff Feedback Form on Digital Social Care Records

    A Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) is the digital recording of care information and care received by an individual, within a social care setting, replacing traditional paper records. This is sometimes called an electronic care plan, electronic care record or electronic care management. The Digitising Social Care Records initiative is being managed by NHSEngland. The aim is to support those care providers to move to approved digital solutions. This has several benefits... More
    Closes 1 April 2024
  • Family Feedback Survey on Digital Social Care Records

    A Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) is the digital recording of care information and care received by your relative, from their care provider, replacing traditional paper records. This is sometimes called an electronic care plan, electronic care record or electronic care management. This allows everyone involved in a person’s care to see appropriate information to help with that care. The Digitising Social Care Records initiative is being managed by NHSEngland. More
    Closes 1 April 2024
  • Questionnaire for Vale of Frome Parishes (LCN)

    The purpose of this questionnaire is to ask the communities within the Vale of Frome Local Community Network to identify common themes. These themes will form the backbone of an action plan that will be addressed at LCN meetings in the coming year. It is planned that speakers and representatives from relevant authorities will be invited to specific themed meetings to help address the identified issues and with the energy of the Vale of Frome LCN help to influence and support positive... More
    Closes 1 April 2024
  • Mendip Local Plan Part II Limited Update - Regulation 18

    Background The Somerset Development Plan relating to the former Mendip District Council area currently includes the Mendip Local Plan Part I 2006 – 2029 (LPP1) which was adopted 15 December 2014 and Local Plan Part II (LPP2) which was adopted in December 2021. Following a Judicial Review of the LPP2, the High Court ordered the deletion of five site allocations on 16 December 2022 and required that the Council review and reconsider allocations to meet the district... More
    Closes 12 April 2024
  • Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Somerset

    Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS's) are a new England-wide system of spatial strategies established by the Environment Act 2021. The main purpose of these strategies is to help reverse the ongoing decline of nature in England by establishing priorities for nature recovery and identify locations to create or improve habitat most likely to provide the greatest benefit for nature and the wider environment. Across England there are to be 48 Local Nature Recovery Strategies... More
    Closes 30 April 2024
  • Somerset Youth Voice Survey

    We’d love to hear your thoughts on shaping the future of sustainable transport in Somerset. Sustainable transport is transport that has low and zero emissions and is energy efficient such as; walking, cycling, wheeling, electric transport, and public transport. We’ve created this short survey, and your answers will help us to raise your voice and share your thoughts on what young people want and need. More
    Closes 31 July 2030
  • Great Green Directory Application

    The Great Green Directory is a one stop shop where Somerset residents can go to find local, sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses to help make eco and ethical choices when choosing products and services. The directory will be featured on our main Somerset Council website. If you are a local Eco-Business who would like to be listed in our new Great Green Directory, we would love you to be involved. Please fill out the details that follow. Businesses will... More
    Closes 30 November 2035
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