The Ashcott Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted as part of the development plan for the district on 19th October 2016.
The Ashcott Neighbourhood Development Plan contains unique local planning policies for the parish. It will steer Sedgemoor District Council's decisions on planning applications and guide future development in the Ashcott area. Sedgemoor District Council is due to formally adopt the plan in the autumn of 2016.
Ashcott residents approved the first Neighbourhood Plan in Sedgemoor at a referendum held on 4th August 2016.
The question 'Do you want Sedgemoor District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Ashcott to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?' was put to an electorate of 998 people in the parish.
Results: 347 residents voted to adopt the plan, while 58 voted against. This translates to a turnout of 40.6%.
In December 2014, the Ashcott Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2027 was submitted to Sedgemoor District Council for assessment to determine whether it is likely to have significant environmental effects. The draft plan was screened in accordance with Part II of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 to determine whether HRA or SEA was necessary, in consultation with the statutory environmental bodies. Sedgemoor District Council has determined that the Ashcott Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2027 is not likely to have significant environmental effects and than an environmental assessment is not required in respect of the draft plan. The Determination under Regulation 9(1) and the accompanying Statement is available as a PDF download below, although should a hard copy be required please contact the Planning Policy team using the contact details below.