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1, February 2017

Newsletter 1

This issue describes the pressure that the village has been under in the last two years from large-scale developers. as well as information from several planning applications that have been refused by the Planning Inspectorate

March 2017
Farmers market stall. Housing numbers

May 2017
Natural environment. Landscape
SSDC Housing policy for Martock

2, March 2017

Newsletter 2


This issue focuses on the traffic problem in Martock and also provides some infomation on footpaths

June 2017
Floods. Habitat management. Foldhll Lane planning application

July 2017
Buildings. The great flood of 1979. Cartgate Nature Area. Modifying the Conservation Area Boundaries

3, May 2017

Newsletter 3

This issue looks at the natural environment around Martock and how we can map it for the Neighbourhood Plan .The landscape sensitivity map produced by SSDC is shown and how it can be used to suggest places where development is preferred is dicussed

August 2017
Advance notice of consultation meeting 14 October. Mobility. Local research on floods.

October 2017
Notice of consultation meeting 14 October. Draft Aims and Objectives for discussion at the meeting

4, June 2017



This issue looks at the issue of flooding in Martock. It documents notable past floods and provides an explanation of 'sustainable drainage', the rules which all new developments have to follow..

November 2017
Revised Aims and Objectives. News on development at Coat Road, Lyndhurst Grove Foldhill Lane and Long Orchard. Somerset Lovcal Plan Review

December 2017
Request for photographs of important walks and places

5, July 2017

Newsletter 5

This issue looks at our important historic environment. It asks if the Conservation Area boundaries should be changed. It suggests making a list of important buildings that should be conserved but are not on the national list.

January 2018
Conservation Area Review. Development boundary. Martock Community Plan

February 2018
Conservation Area revision. Help with task groups. Non-designated heritage assets. Garden development applications. Full and outline permissions.

6, November 2017

Newsletter 6


This issue contains the approved first draft of the Plan Aims and Objectives

March 2018
Conservation Area revision. Revisied NPPF consultation document. Planning applications, Brooks Garage and Orchard Way

May 2018
Wildlife in and around the village. Footpaths. Links to wildlife websites. Hills to Levels scheme. Long Orchard way Planning decision. Neighbourhood Plan development strategy

June 2018
Building a Parish Geographical Informations System. Landscapes and views. Habitats and wildlife corridors. Call for development sites. Martock Community Plan. Cartgate Nature Reserve.

    August 2018
Revised NPPF. Latest Planning applications. Green spaces. Views. Conservation Area and Listed Buildings. Cartgate nature area
    September 2018
The first consultation draft of the Neighbourhood Plan
    October 2018
Expansion of martock towards the A303. Responding to the Plan First Draft
    November 2018
Dealing with the responses to the Plan firtst draft. The SSDC Housing and Land Availability Assessment in Martock. Coat Road planning application.
    December 2018
Plan progress. Coat Road application. Request for Flood photographs. Local biodiversity hotspots.
    January 2019
Barratt Homes application off Coat Road. Horse riders and the shortage of bridle paths
    February 2019
Pre-submission consultation
    March 2019
Current status of Neighbourhood Plan. Coat Road application.