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Supplementary Planning Documents


SPDs are prepared to add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan and can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites or on particular issues. They are not subject to an independent examination process and can be prepared quickly, but are still subject to a robust process of consultation and engagement with relevant parties including key stakeholders and the local community. This page details all Supplementary Planning Documents that have been adopted by the Council.

Eastover Supplementary Planning Document

Sedgemoor District Council has recently adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Eastover area of Bridgwater. This document is intended to guide development and promote regeneration of the area. It will also provide the important context in which to consider the redevelopment of the Bridgwater Hospital site.


Hinkley Point C Project Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Sedgemoor District Council has adopted a Hinkley Point C Project Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).


Isleport 2 Business Park Supplementary Planning Document

Sedgemoor District Council prepared this Supplementary Planning Document to set out key principles for the expansion of Isleport Business Park in Highbridge. It was adopted by Full Council in October 2016.


Landscape Assessment and Countryside Design Summary

This document follows a nationally-advocated 'character-based approach' to landscape assessment and was adopted as "Supplementary Planning Guidance" by Sedgemoor District Council on 10th September 2003.


Meads Supplementary Planning Document

This project aims to improve and enhance the Meads - an area of farmland to the south west of Bridgwater town centre - into an outstanding park for the town.


Planning Guidance on Space for Sport and Play

UPDATE - With the introduction of CIL, and the adoption of the Sedgemoor Local Plan 2011 - 2032, this supplementary guidance is no longer applicable. However, until the RLT2 and RLT3 funds are depleted, the link to the application form and information on how these funds will be spent remains extant. The Council are preparing an Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study which will set out the strategy for providing space for sport, recreation and play within the District. In due course, the supplementary guidance may be replaced, to provide up-to-date guidance on how relevant local planning policies will be applied.


Puriton Energy Park Supplementary Planning Document

Sedgemoor District Council has prepared this Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to examine the potential of the brownfield site of the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) located at Puriton to the north of Bridgwater in Somerset. It was adopted by Sedgemoor's Full Council on 28th March 2012.


Travel Planning Supplementary Planning Document and Somerset Parking Strategy

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD): Travel Planning in Sedgemoor was adopted by Full Council on 19th December 2012. It is based on guidance prepared by Somerset County Council which was offered to Local Planning Authorities as the basis of an SPD to be adopted as part of each Authority's Local Development Framework or Local Plan.


Other Supplementary Planning Documents

These documents were adopted as Supplementary Planning Documents in 2013

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