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Consultation - Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2018


A draft has now been completed and as part of this process, a six week period of public consultation on the document. The consultation will run from Monday 5th November 2018 and runs until Monday 17th December 2018.

Since 2015, extensive work has been carried out to update the character appraisal and formulate a management plan for the Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area. A consultation draft has now been completed and as part of this process, a six week period of public consultation on the document, 'Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area: Character Appraisal & Management Plan 2018', must be carried out.

The consultation draft is available to view here: Icon for pdf Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan 2018 [22.28MB]

Hard copies of the document will be available at the Reception of Bridgwater House, Sedgemoor District Council's offices and Bridgwater Library, during normal opening hours, throughout the consultation period.

A brief outline of the contents of the document is also available to view here: Icon for pdf Key summary of the Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan 2018 [1.91MB]

The document consists of two parts, the first part is a Character Appraisal, which outlines the historic development of the area and including a character analysis outlining what makes the conservation area special. The Appraisal includes a boundary review identifying amendments to the existing boundary.

The second part, the Management Plan, outlines how the conservation area will be managed to ensure existing special character is preserved or enhanced where possible. This includes an Action Plan highlighting how this will be achieved as well as opportunities for redevelopment and general design principles.

Consultation 

The six week period of public consultation begins on Monday 5th November 2018 and runs until Monday 17th December 2018.

All comments should reach us no later than 5pm on Monday 17th December 2018 and all comments must be submitted in writing. Comments can be made either by:

  • Email to: ldf@sedgemoor.gov.uk; or by

  • Post to: Conservation Officer, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR.

Please note that any comments that you make will be public documents, we cannot accept confidential or anonymous responses. Your comments and name will be published when the consultation is complete, as part of Appendix 5 of the document. Personal information (such as your address or email address) will remain confidential.  All comments submitted will be considered by the Council as part of this consultation process and included within Appendix 5 under the 'Comments Received' section

What happens next?

Following this period of consultation, any comments received will be considered and the documents amended as necessary, with a final version of the document being adopted.  The adopted 'Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area: Character Appraisal & Management Plan 2018' will be a material consideration for any planning applications within the Bridgwater St John's Conservation Area.  Once adopted, 'Part 2: The Management Plan' section of the document will be the subject of a review period set out within the document. The outcome of the review will be published and the document updated and will be the subject of a separate consultation period and further information will be made available when the review takes place.