Monitoring, Studies and Research

Mapping and understanding current and future change in the environment, population and economy is critical to preparing local plans and policies.

Current and Planned Studies

The Council will be revising and updating most of the key evidence used to prepare Local Plan Parts 1 and 2.

Studies in progress include

Further work  will be commissioned in 2020 in connection with climate change, viability and sustainability appraisal.

Links to previous studies and topic areas can be found below.

More information relevant to the district can be found on Local Statistics page.

Landscape Character Assessment 2020
Studies to inform how many houses are needed in Mendip, affordability and the types of accommodation we should plan for.
District studies on all sources of flood risk.
The latest information on development activity in Mendip can be found here.