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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

How to make a Planning Application

You can apply online for approval or download the relevant forms here. In common with all Local Planning Authorities, Sedgemoor District Council uses the national standard application forms.

Apply for planning permission

There are a number of different types of application and it is important that you find the right type of application for your development. The council has produced a validation checklist for most of the application types. You should read this document carefully to ensure that you include all the information required in order to avoid delay in registering your application.

You may also find our  Pre-Planning Application Advice and our Our Planning Process  pages useful.

Sedgemoor District Council welcomes and encourages planning applications being made online through the Planning Portal.

Completed forms should be sent (with payment and any required documentation) to Development Management.

Submitting an Application 

There are two methods for submitting an application:


We accept payment via the following methods:

  • Cheque - made payable to Sedgemoor District Council
  • BACS - it is strongly advised that you inform us if paying via this method to prevent any delay in connecting your payment to your application ( Icon for pdf Sedgemoor District Council Bank Details [12.79KB] )
  • Debit/Credit Card (over the phone 0300 303 7805) - please quote the first line of the application site address and where possible the application number

Prior Approvals and Prior Notifications

A comprehensive list of all Prior Approval and Prior Notifications is available here, with their associated fees and links to their application forms.

Planning Applications

A comprehensive list of all Planning Application, their associated fees and links to their application forms.

After the decision has been made

If your application has recently been determined that may not mean the end of the process. You may wish to appeal against a decision, apply for non-material minor amendments, apply for removal or variation of conditions.

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