Welcome to Flax Bourton Parish Council

Flax Bourton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England. The parish, with a population of around 715 is situated within the unitary authority of North Somerset, on the edge of Nailsea Moor on the A370 road 5 miles (8.0 km) south west of Bristol city centre.

The village has a primary school, a church dating back to Saxon times, the Hub – a community space available to hire – and is the home of Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club.

North Somerset Council Local Plan Consultation

In January, Flax Bourton Parish Council submitted our response to the latest version of North Somerset Council’s (NSC) Local Plan consultation governing development up to 2039. Our objections centered on the lack of mitigation for the increased traffic that would be generated by housing proposals, causing deterioration in the quality of life in our village. We have also objected to the planning application at Grove Farm, Backwell on similar grounds.

Consultation on the Pre-submission draft of the North Somerset Local Plan 2039 closed on 22 January 2024. Responses to the consultation can now be viewed through the consultation webpage. The full representations will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by a planning inspector when the Local Plan is submitted for examination in due course.

Flax Bourton Parish Council needs you!

Flax Bourton Parish Council has 2 vacancies to fill by co-option:

Do you want to make an important contribution to our local area?

Meet new people?

Learn new skills?

Can you volunteer for a few hours a month?

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please email the Clerk for more information, .