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Local Plan


The Local Plan sets out the Council's policies for managing development and the use of land across the district.

It aims to translate the Council's vision for the next twenty years into deliverable policies by seeking to boost the local economy, provide jobs and good quality housing for all, as well as help to provide for future health, education, social and energy needs. The following documents form part of the adopted and emerging Local Plan and the evidence base that underpins it.


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.


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.


Additional Planning Guidance and Local Strategies

This section includes further planning guidance documents, expanding on Development Plan policies or provide more detailed topic and area specific advice.


Evidence Base documents

The evidence base consists of research reports that underpin the policies of the Development Plan.


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Planning approvals granted for residential dwellings, hotels, supermarkets and retail warehouses on or after 1st April 2015 will be liable to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL will also apply to building works that do not require planning approval where works commence on or after 1st April 2015.


Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for production of planning policy documents by Sedgemoor District Council over a three year period. It also sets out for the public which documents form the current Development Plan for the District.


Statement of Community Involvement

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.