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Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan: Referendum 30th August 2018


The Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan: Referendum 30th August 2018

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Sedgemoor District Council has now received the final Examiners report on the Cheddar Neighbourhood Development Plan.  The Examiners report recommends that subject to the modifications contained within the report, that the Neighbourhood Development Plan should proceed to a referendum, the referendum area being the parish of Cheddar. 

The next stage is for a referendum to be held.  This will ask voters the question, "Do you want Sedgemoor District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Cheddar to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?".  The date on which the referendum will take place is on Thursday 30th August 2018. 

The Notice of Referendum can be viewed here: Icon for pdf Cheddar Notice of Referendum [38.57KB]  and the version of the plan that will be subject to referendum is available here Icon for pdf Cheddar NDP Referendum version [7.49MB]  

A copy of the plan is also available to inspect at the following locations:

  • Sedgemoor District Council Offices, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR, during the hours of 8.45am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Cheddar Library, Union Street, Cheddar, BS27 3NB during their usual opening hours
  • Cheddar Parish Hall, Church Street, Cheddar, BS27 3RA during their usual opening hours

Additional documents

An Information Statement providing further information on the referendum is available here Icon for pdf Cheddar Information Statement [257.58KB]

A copy of the R18(2) Decision Statement is available here Icon for pdf R18 Decision Statement [502.22KB]

A copy of the Examiners Report is available here Icon for pdf Examiners Final Report June 2018 Cheddar NDP [221.22KB]

Examination

The Cheddar Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was submitted for examination in August 2017.  The Independent Examiner, Timothy Jones, Barrister, FCIArb was appointed.  On reviewing the content of the plan, Mr Jones decided to hold a public hearing to ensure adequate examination of specific issues. In accordance with the general rule for neighbourhood plans all other issues relating to the plan were considered through the written representations that were submitted during the submission consultation.

The hearing was held on 12th January 2018 at the Lecture Room, Cheddar Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Cliff Road, Cheddar, BS27 3QF at 10.00am, and focused on the adequacy and appropriateness of land allocated for housing and policies EE3 and LEH2).  

Post-Hearing Statements

Following on from the public hearing held on the 12th January the Independent Examiner has requested additional information from the participants:

Icon for pdf Cheddar Neighbourhood Planning Group Post-Hearing Note [237.41KB]

Icon for pdf Gladmans Post-Hearing Note_BE2 [243.92KB]

Icon for pdf SDC Post-Hearing Note [123.76KB]

Icon for pdf Turley Post-Hearing Briefing Note_BE2 [146.6KB]

Icon for pdf Turley Post-Hearing Letter_Green Wedge [338.06KB]

The Neighbourhood Development Plan

A copy of the draft plan that was subject to Examination can be viewed here  Icon for pdf Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan [7.34MB]   and further details and supporting evidence is available from the Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan website which can be accessed here  Cheddar Neighbour Plan

Any correspondence regarding the Examination itself should be directed to the Programme Officer using the following contact details:

Post: Local Plan Programme Officer, Sedgemoor District Council, C/O Chief Executive Department, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

Email: Programme.Officer@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Telephone: 01278 435361

Hearing Statements

Title of Document 

Link to Document                           
Turley - hearing statement relating to the Local Plan examination

Icon for pdf Turley email 20th Dec [312.46KB]

Icon for pdf Turley [1.0MB]

Icon for pdf Turley [1.54MB]

Icon for pdf Turley [172.57KB]

Icon for pdf Turley [250.21KB]

Icon for pdf Turley email 10th Jan [307.18KB]

Icon for pdf Turley - extract from EX47 [258.8KB]

Icon for pdf Turley - extract from HS49 [92.1KB]

Gladman - hearing statement

Icon for pdf Gladman [135.36KB]

Icon for pdf Gladman [135.36KB]

Public Consultation

The Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan was formally submitted to Sedgemoor District Council in June 2017. A formal 6-week public consultation period was held between 13th July 2017 and 25th August 2017.

Environmental Assessment

In November 2016, the Cheddar Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2011 - 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 SEA was necessary, in consultation with the statutory environmental bodies. Separately, it was screened in accordance with the Habitat Regulations to determine whether Appropriate Assessment was necessary. Sedgemoor District Council has determined that the Cheddar Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2011 - 2027 is not likely to have significant environmental effects and that 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

pdf Cheddar Basic Conditions Statement [1.1MB] pdf Cheddar Parish Map [1.57MB] pdf Consultation Statement [973.5KB] pdf Habitat Regulations Assessment [1.44MB] pdf Regulation 9 Determination [389.54KB] pdf Cheddar Gorge map [974.03KB] pdf Guidance and Directions Timothy Jones [129.12KB] pdf Notification of Hearings [211.23KB] pdf Examiners Final Report June 2018 Cheddar NDP [221.22KB] pdf Cheddar R18(2) Decision Statement [502.22KB] pdf General Information Statement [219.74KB]