your say on plans to extend Highbridge's Isleport Business Park
District Council has this week invited residents in the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area to have their say on plans to extend Highbridge's
Isleport Business Park.
council is enouraging comments from local people on the scheme
as part of its consultation period, which runs until May 13th.
council is currently compiling a blueprint for the extension of
the business park.
will provide much needed new land to meet the high levels demand
from businesses looking to expand or set up in the district,"
council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the document, a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and
details on how comments can be made are available on the council's
web site here.
added: "This document will identify the areas for future
expansion and provide guidance as to how the sites will be developed."
consultation on a draft Supplementary Planning Document in July
2015 that included three potential development sites totalling
approximately 65 hectares of developable land, a second consultation
document has now been prepared."
document has taken into consideration previous consultation responses
and consequently identifies two development areas to the north
east and north west of the existing Isleport Business Park that
comprise approximately 20 hectares of developable land. Land between
Isleport Lane and the motorway previously consulted upon has not
been taken forward into this stage consultation document."
"The document identified significant additional areas of
landscaping to reduce the impact of development on existing properties
in the area, details the need for detailed transport impact assessment
to establish the necessary highway improvements, and provides
guidance on the need to protect the exiting ecology of the area."
"The second consultation period runs from 31st March until
13th May 2016.
Following consideration of any comments, the SPD is due to be
formally adopted by the Council in the early summer."
Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a blueprint of what Sedgemoor
District Council would be looking for in any proposed development.
SPDs provide direction and guidance on local planning matters
and are generally either area based (i.e. masterplans and development
briefs) or topic based (i.e. dealing with a specific local issue
such as design guidance). For
further information contact Stuart Martin at email@example.com.