The adopted version of the SPD that the Council approved can be downloaded below.
This document elaborates on policies in Sedgemoor District Council's Local Development Framework Core Strategy and is closely aligned to current and emerging corporate policy, including:
- Sedgemoor District Council Sustainable Community Strategy;
- Sedgemoor District Council Corporate Strategy;
- Sedgemoor District Council Economic Masterplan;
- The Bridgwater Vision
The SPD seeks to define, through development principles, the role, function and character of the proposed Energy Park with the objective to achieve sustainable high quality development. The SPD considers a range of matters including development layout and masterplanning; development densities and gross floor space; building heights and massing; quality of design and materials; uses and activities; traffic and access arrangements, including for public transport, pedestrian and cycle access, and parking; phasing, the pattern of expansion and key infrastructure requirements; the approach to planning control at the site, particularly with regard to permissible uses, and quality of design; the requirements of planning applications for development, including the scope of the Environmental Impact; development constraints and the balance of 'critical mass' to achieve viable development; the potential for creating attractive working environments and drawing on CABE guidance 'Better Places to Work'; telecommunications; visibility and profile.
Alongside the adopted SPD the following have been published and can be viewed below, under 'Related Documents':
- The Adoption Statement
- The Consultation Statement
- The Sustainability Appraisal Report; and
- Schedule of Responses