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Emerging Local Plan (2011-2032)

The Council's Proposed Submission Local Plan (2011-2032) sets out the policy framework for future development in the District, including provision of housing, employment, retail and other facilities and infrastructure.

The Sedgemoor Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 1st August 2017. The Local Plan relates to the whole District and provides a strategy for delivering growth up to 2032. The submitted Local Plan and accompanying Policies Map are available below:

Icon for pdf Proposed Submission Local Plan [9.17MB]

Interactive Policies Map

The Local Plan is also accompanied by a range of other supporting submission document, including representations, sustainability appraisal and key evidence base documents. All details are available to view and download on the Sedgemoor Local Plan Examination web page. This also includes examination documents and information relating to the hearing sessions that took place between December 2017 and March 2018. 

Inspector's Report

The Inspector's Report on the Examination of the Sedgemoor Local Plan (2011-2032) has now been received from the Planning Inspectorate and is available to download below:

Icon for pdf Sedgemoor Local Plan - Inspector's Report [378.79KB]

Icon for pdf Report Appendix - Main Modifications Schedule [1.34MB]

The report sets out the Inspector's recommendations in relation to the Plan and her reasons for them. The report concludes that the Sedgemoor Local Plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District, provided that a number of main modifications are made to it. The Council will therefore consider the report with a final decision on adoption of the Local Plan anticipated at Full Council on the 20th February 2019.

Previous Proposed Main Modifications (Consultation Now Closed)

Between 28th August and 10th October 2018 public consultation was undertaken on the Inspector's Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan. These are changes to the plan that the Inspector considers necessary to make the plan sound and/or legally compliant. In identifying the proposed main modifications the Inspector took full account of all the evidence and information available and the discussions at the examination hearing sessions. The proposed main modifications and associated consultation documents are available below.

Icon for pdf Sedgemoor Local Plan - Proposed Main Modifications [8.49MB]

Icon for pdf Sustainability Appraisal Addendum report [3.28MB]

Icon for pdf Updated Habitat Regulations Assessment [3.91MB]

Icon for pdf Consultation Notice [112.77KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance Note - Legal Compliance and Soundness [266.72KB]

All representations made on the proposed main modifications consultation are now available to view on the Council's Online Consultation Portal.

The Inspector took account of all representations submitted before finally concluding whether or not a particular modification is required to make the plan sound.

Planning Policy Team - Contact Details

Telephone: 01278 435544


Post: Policy Team, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

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