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West Somerset Council

  • Call for housing and employment sites

    Developers and landowners in Taunton Deane and West Somerset are being invited to promote land in the district that might be suitable for new homes and jobs

  • Efficiency Plan Produced

    The Efficiency Plan sets out the projected financial position within the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan.

  • West Somerset Council welcomes Hinkley C decision

    A Government decision to approve construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in West Somerset has been welcomed by the Council.

  • Home Moves Plus

    Home Moves Plus is a service for all social housing tenants in West Somerset, looking to downsize. Magna Housing Association have a dedicated Home Moves Adviser to help you through the whole process.

Search Online Planning ApplicationsSearch Online Planning Applications

Use this search to view detailed drawings, associated documents and comment on planning applications registered since 2010. 


Make Payments to the CouncilMake Payments to the Council

Pay your Council Tax, Business Rates and Debtor Invoices online.


Find Your Waste Recycling DaysFind your Recycling, Refuse and Green Waste Collection Days

Use this search to enter your postcode and find out what day your, recycling, refuse and green waste will be collected.


Report Missed Refuse CollectionsReport Missed Refuse Collections

Online form to report a missed refuse collection.


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Help us save time, paper costs and the environment by registering for our online council tax billing service.


Search for Job VacanciesSearch for Job Vacancies

Search for Job Vacancies at West Somerset Council. 


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About Your Council

West Somerset Council covers 280 square miles of coast and countryside. 

The population of the district is approximately 35,000 with about one third living in Minehead, which is the principal town.

The district encompasses Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with much of the district area falling within the area of the Exmoor National Park.

An image of West Somerset boundary and location can be seen below. For a more detailed image of the district boundary and ward boundaries can be seen by using the National Statistics - Boundary Viewer website.

Map of West Somerset

West Somerset Council is made up of 28 Councillors (also known as Members) who are elected for 4 years. See Political Structure for more details.

West Somerset Council shares a Management Team with Taunton Deane Borough Council. See Joint Management Team for more details.

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