your say on council's 20-year plan for Burnham-On-Sea area
across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged
to have their say on how the district should grow and change over
the next twenty years.
District Council's Local Plan, known as its Core Strategy, is
due for its five-year review and the authority is keen to hear
what things people think need changing or updating within the
review will forward the plan by another five years, planning new
development in the District up to 2032.
help gather this valuable feedback from the public, the Council
has produced a consultation document and is inviting comments.
Officers have arranged a series of events, exhibitions and presentations
where they can talk through the policies and listen to peoples
views. The consultation is the first stage in a long prescribed
process, which will end in June 2017.
consultation period starts on Monday October 26th and runs until
December 18th, after which the Local Plan will be re-drafted incorporating
the changes and put out for further consultation next summer.
It will then be subject to examination by planning inspectors.
the topics covered by the Local Plan are Housing, Employment,
Retail and Infrastructure. When adopted, the Local Plan will identify
the Councils vision for how these and other topics should
be managed, which policies should apply and where new development
should be allocated," said a council spokesperson.
key issues for discussion include safeguarding the natural and
historic environment, adapting to climate change and design principles.
This is an important opportunity for people living and working
in the district to have a say in how it would look for the next
generation of citizens."
is the time to speak up about what sort of place residents want
Sedgemoor to be in the future. Planning affects so many aspects
of our daily lives from where we live, how we travel, what careers
we can choose and how we spend our leisure time, that is why taking
an active part in its processes is so worthwhile."
consultation document, initial Sustainability Appraisal Report
and other relevant supporting documents can be found online on
the Councils website here
or at the Sedgemoor District Council Offices, Bridgwater House,
Kings Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR Monday to Friday - 9:00am to
5.00pm. For further information, please contact the Planning Policy
team on 01278 435544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
local consultation events will be held as follows:-
Public consultation Saturday 31st October 9am-3pm at Food
and Drink Festival, Princess Street
Town Council consultation Monday 2nd November 6:30pm at
Old Court House
Public consultation Tuesday 3rd November 1-6:15pm at Village
Parish Council consultation Tuesday 3rd November 6:15pm
at Village Hall
Public consultation Tuesday 10th November 1-8pm at Highbridge
Public consultation Wednesday 18th November 1-7pm at Council
Parish Council consultation Wednesday 18th November 7:30pm
Brent and Rooksbridge
Public consultation Thursday 26th November 2-8pm at Village