The purpose of consultations is to inform the decisions taken by the Council, to help make the best decisions based on the views of the community and the wider information available to the Council.

Consultation can:

See why we consult and view our Consultation Policy on our Consultation Policy page.

Many of our consultations are handled through the Consultation Portal.

Here you can view and comment on current documents and proposals. We also consult using a variety of methods, which include public meetings, forums, surveys, and focus groups.


Firepool Hotel

Business consultation – Autumn 2018

The Council decided in April 2018 to invest in a new hotel at Firepool.  In the Firepool Hotel question and answer leaflet you can find out more about the project, the reasons for it and the benefits it will bring.  You can also learn about the wider commercial approach the council is taking and how the proposed hotel investment is part of that.  The report to Full Council on 10 April 2018 can be viewed.

The business consultation closed on 31 October 2018 and the results are expected to be reported to Taunton Deane Borough Council Full Council in December 2018. 


The Taunton Deane Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Taunton Deane Borough Council proposes making an Order under Sections 35 (1), (3) and (6) and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the effects of which will be to:

The general nature and effect of the changes in the proposed new Order will be to amend tariffs and the categorisation of Taunton car parks from “Shopper 1”, “Shopper 2” and “Commuter” to “Short Stay” and “Long Stay”; remove the concession for valid Blue Badge holders of an allowance of an additional 60 minutes in seven car parks which are to transfer from “Pay and Display” to “Pay on Foot” (barrier controlled); amend the car parks where season tickets/permits are permitted.

TDBC Public Notice - 2018 Order Car Park Notice

TDBC Statement of Reason - 2018

TDBC Off-Street Parking Places Order 2018 Draft V1