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Adopted Local Plan (2011-2032)

The Sedgemoor Local Plan (2011-2032) sets out the policy framework for future development in the District, including provision of housing, employment, retail and other facilities and infrastructure. It was adopted in February 2019.

The Sedgemoor Local Plan 2011-2032 was formally adopted on the 20th February 2019. It therefore forms part of the development plan for the District and is a main consideration in the determination of planning applications.

The Local Plan relates to the whole District and provides a strategy for delivering growth up to 2032. The adopted Local Plan and other relevant adoption documents are available below:

Icon for pdf Sedgemoor Local Plan 2011-2032 - Adoption Version [6.0MB]

Icon for pdf Local Plan Adoption Statement [490.4KB]

Icon for pdf Sustainability Appraisal Post Adoption Statement [854.95KB]

The Local Plan is also accompanied by a Policies Map. This illustrates geographically the policies and proposals contained within the Local Plan. We recommend using the Interactive Version of the Policies Map to easily view where the different policies apply. Alternatively, pdf versions of the map are also available to download below. 

Policies Map - Interactive Version

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Key and Map Index [275.6KB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - District Maps [11.67MB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Inset Maps 1 to 5 [7.58MB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Inset Maps 6 to 13 [5.44MB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Inset Maps 14 to 30 [7.41MB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Inset Maps 31 to 40 [2.99MB]

Icon for pdf Policies Map - Inset Maps 41 and 42 [2.48MB]

Examination and Inspector's Report

The Sedgemoor Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 1st August 2017. The examination was accompanied by a range of supporting submission document, including representations, sustainability appraisal and key evidence base documents. Hearing sessions took place between December 2017 and March 2018. The Inspector's Report was received from the Planning Inspectorate in January 2019 and is available to download below:

Icon for pdf Sedgemoor Local Plan - Inspector's Report [378.79KB]

Icon for pdf Report Appendix - Main Modifications Schedule [1.34MB]

The report sets out the Inspector's recommendations in relation to the Plan and her reasons for them. The report concludes that the Sedgemoor Local Plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District, provided that a number of main modifications are made to it. These main modifications have been incorporated in the adopted Local Plan.

Planning Policy Team - Contact Details

Telephone: 01278 435544


Post: Policy Team, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

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