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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Planning Policy


The Planning Policy team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Local Development Framework, and has a wider role in delivering a sustainable future for the district of Sedgemoor.

Local Plan

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


Community and Neighbourhood Planning

This page gives details about the Neighbourhood Planning process. It also provides information about Village Design Statements and Parish Plans.


Self-Build and Custom Build

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home and make this a more mainstream housing option. Sedgemoor District Council therefore wants to find out how much interest there is in this approach to housing development across the area.


Bridgwater Barrier

The extensive flooding of the Somerset Levels and Moors in 2012 and between December 2013 and March 2014 has brought into sharp focus the flood risk to Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels and Moors. Communities, businesses, agriculture and the environment rely upon effective flood risk management. The sustainable development of Bridgwater in particular relies upon flood risk infrastructure. The flooding in early 2014 led a partnership of key authorities to prepare 'The Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan', which was presented to the Secretary of State in March 2014. This identified the critical role a 'tidal barrier or sluice' could play in reducing flood risk.

LDF Newsletter Issues 28 - January 2017 [561.31KB] National Planning Policy Framework Planning Aid