The Planning Policy team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Local Development Framework, and has a wider role in delivering a sustainable future for the district of Sedgemoor.
The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home and make this a more mainstream housing option. Sedgemoor District Council therefore wants to find out how much interest there is in this approach to housing development across the area.
The extensive flooding of the Somerset Levels and Moors in 2012 and between December 2013 and March 2014 has brought into sharp focus the flood risk to Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels and Moors. Communities, businesses, agriculture and the environment rely upon effective flood risk management. The sustainable development of Bridgwater in particular relies upon flood risk infrastructure. The flooding in early 2014 led a partnership of key authorities to prepare 'The Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan', which was presented to the Secretary of State in March 2014. This identified the critical role a 'tidal barrier or sluice' could play in reducing flood risk.