The consultation document set out the Local Plan that the District Council proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The Local Plan relates to the whole District and provides a strategy for delivering growth for Sedgemoor District up to 2032. The document provides the vision, strategic policies, development management policies and site specific allocations for delivering new homes, jobs, services, facilities and infrastructure. Responses received during the consultation period can be viewed on the Council's Online Consultation Portal.
All representations received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector.
The Proposed Submission Local Plan and the accompanying Policies Map can be downloaded below. The material is also available for inspection at Sedgemoor District Council Offices and public libraries during normal opening hours. If you are interested in viewing the Policies Map for a specific settlement identified on the settlement hierarchy please refer to the 'Key and Map Index' to identify the relevant Inset Map number. Alternatively an interactive version of the Policies Map is now also available to view here: Interactive Policies Map
Other Supporting Documents
The Proposed Submission Local Plan consultation is supported by a range of other documents, including a Consultation Statement, Sustainability Appraisal Report, Habitat Regulations Assessment and a Statement of Representations Procedure and Availability for Inspection:
The Local Plan has also been informed by a wide range of evidence base studies. These can be viewed in the Evidence Base section of the Council's website.
Planning Consultation Events
In support of the consultation, a number of public drop in events were held:
04/02/2017 at Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater, 10am-2pm
06/02/2017 at the Community Hall, Highbridge, 2pm-7pm
07/02/2017 at the Village Hall, Woolavington, 3pm-7pm
08/02/2017 at the Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea, 3pm-7pm
09/02/2017 at St John and St Francis School, Bridgwater, 3.15pm-7pm
13/02/2017 at St Georges School, Wembdon, 2.30pm-7pm
15/02/2017 at the Village Hall, Wedmore, 3pm-7pm
16/02/2017 at the Community Centre, North Petherton, 2pm-6pm
20/02/2017 at the Town Hall, Axbridge, 3.30pm-6pm
21/02/2017 at the Village Hall, Cheddar, 2.30pm-7pm
23/02/2017 at the Village Hall, Cannington, 2pm-6pm
27/02/2017 at the Church Room, Puriton, 3pm-7pm
02/03/2017 at the Village Hall, Nether Stowey, 3pm-7pm
If you have any queries regarding the consultation process please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01278 435544 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.