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Neighbourhood Plan drafts

The submission version, January 2020

This is the final version incoporating all comments from the pre-submission consultation.

It will be presented for approval to the Parish Council who will, if approved, forward it to South Somerset District Council. They will appoint an independent expert to ensure that the Plan meets all legal requirements and particularly that it is fully compatible with both the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Somerset District Local Plan.

For more about the submission version of the plan and its progress go to the Submission Version webpage

Pre-submission consultation version, January 2019

This version incoporates relevant comments received on the First Consultation Draft (sept 18). It has been agreed by the Neigbourhood Plan Steering Group.

This draft was submitted to South Somerset District Council to determine whether it will have to be subjected to a process called a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). These are required if the Parish contains any special environmental areas such as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. SSDC concluded, as we had expected, that the Plan did not require and environmental asessment and their report justifying their decision is here.

The Pre-submission consultation
This version was subjected to a further round of parish consultation during July and August before it can be submitted for formal consideration by South Somerset District Council. Individual parishioners and community groups were asked for comments (approval as well as suggested changes). A notice appeared in the March 2019 and June 2019 editions of The Leveller.

For details on how to comment go to the Pre-Submission WebPage

First consultation draft, September 2018

The plan is made up of an Introduction followed by seven sections built around a small number of policies. Each section explains why the policies have been included and how the policies are expected to be applied

Comments have been received and analysed and relevant ones have been incorporated in the second draft - the Pre-submission consultation version above

Download the first consultation draft here
Download an analysis of all comments received here

Supporting documents