Community involvement is a key element of the planning system. The adopted Statement of Community Involvement sets out the Council's consultation strategy in relation to community involvement in planning matters in Sedgemoor. It outlines who will be consulted and when, and how consultation will take place in the preparation of planning policy documents and in the determination of planning applications.
The Council adopted the Statement of Community Involvement on 18th April 2007, following a public examination. The adopted document and the Inspector's Report can be downloaded below.
Information on South West Planning Aid
South West Planning Aid provides free, independent and impartial advice on town planning matters to community groups and individuals who cannot afford professional fees. It is part of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a charity and the professional body for planning. It has a strong volunteer network as well as paid staff.
South West Planning Aid can prepare communities for their involvement with local authorities and the development plan process (e.g. through advice and training). It also provides help and support on planning applications.