Major development plans that could change the face of Bath and North East Somerset could be set to be decided in 2024.

Over 1,500 homes could be built across the district, and major plans could be built by local landmarks in Bath and Midsomer Norton.

Here are just some of the plans likely to go before planners at Bath and North East Somerset Council in the new year. 

One major development could see companies able to develop fields next to a Midsomer Norton local landmark without planning permission.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is planning a “local development order” for the Somer Valley Enterprise Zone site, located on the edge of the town on fields off the A362 between Old Mills Lane and the edge of the woods around the batch “volcano.”

The Council hopes the planned business park will help bring jobs back to the area and reduce out commuting to Bath and Bristol. The local development order means that businesses wanting to develop the site will not need planning permission, but will have to fit within a design code and masterplan set out by the Council.

But the plans have faced opposition from the site’s neighbours — who one Councillor warned could end up “sandwiched between industrial zones.” At a protest against the plans in October, protestor Sara Evan-Lainchbury said: “There are plenty of areas within Midsomer Norton which are derelict which could be rejuvenated.”

You can view plans for the local development order here:

30 homes in Clutton: Clutton could see 30 new homes built on a field on its northern edge.

Fremantle Developments are hoping to get planning permission for the homes and are also proposing creating a new school field for Clutton Primary School as part of the development — which one villager said was an attempt at “buying planning permission.”

Developers are also proposing a community orchard and public open space.

You can view the application here.