The refreshed Bridgwater Vision, which sits as an annex and complementary document to the Economic Strategy adopted by Council in July, sets out the 50 year regeneration strategy for Bridgwater. The latest iteration has been subject to a light touch update alongside the Economic Development Strategy, but is in essence the same document as that produced in 2008.
Sedgemoor District Council has produced a Development Brief and Design Principles document covering the area 'East of the A38, Bristol Road, Bridgwater', which was adopted by Sedgemoor's Full Council in July 2014.
This report appraises the geographic area administered by Sedgemoor District Council for locating wind turbines in places where there would be minimal risk of bat mortality. The outcomes of the report can inform planning decisions on wind turbine applications and act as guidance to developers.
This Local Flood Risk Standing Advice (LFRSA) for the Sedgemoor area was issued by the Environment Agency in November 2013. It will help applicants and the Council understand the flood risk assessment requirement for an individual planning application and supports the processing of lower risk applications without the need for direct Environment Agency consultation.
Technical Guidance for the North Somerset and Mendip SAC was issued by Somerset County Council in May 2017 and was re-issued in April 2018 with minor changes. In April 2018 guidance was also issued for the Exmoor and Quantocks SAC and for the Hestercombe House SAC. The guidance documents identify consultation zones to help applicants and the Council to understand where it is necessary to seek ecological advice at the early stages of a project in order to avoid harm to the bat populations associated with the Bat SACs.
This guidance has been produced to assist planning officers, developers, and their agents in obtaining and producing an appropriate landscape scheme that will enhance and integrate new development into the landscape.