Planning Obligations funding and deadlines

Do you need funding for a project which will benefit communities in Minehead, Williton or Watchet and the surrounding area? 

Key facts:

  • Projects need to be relevant and related to the development
  • Projects need to benefit the local community
  • Money is only available to fund capital projects (for example for a new or improved building, biodiversity or pedestrian or cycle infrastructure)
  • Money is not available for revenue projects (for example the running costs of an event or a venue).
  • Some agreements are restricted to one particular use (for example, only for public open space).

The deadline for applications are:

  • 9 January 2018 (For February Meeting)
  • 12 March 2018 (For April Meeting)
  • 10 July 2018 (For August Meeting)
  • 23 October 2018 (For November Meeting)

Lists of available funds by Parish below:

For further details of available funds, please email Gail Sloman:

Who will decide on which projects get funding?

The Planning Obligations Group (POG) at West Somerset Council will assess ‘expressions of interest’ from applicants.  If successful, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application.  The applications and comments will be assessed by the POG, before final decisions are made by West Somerset Council's Cabinet. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Helen Phillips
Housing & Community Officer

Email: or Telephone:  01823 219438