Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation October 2017

Local Plan Review: Issues and Options Consultation

The Council is undertaking a review of its Local Plan (2006-2028), adopted in March 2015.

The Council committed itself to a review of the Local Plan (2006-2028) following concerns raised by the Inspector at the examination phase, regarding the housing and employment land allocations at Wincanton. The review has been used as an opportunity to ensure that the whole Local Plan remains effective and up to date, and will result in a new Local Plan covering the period 2014 - 2034.

Response to Consultation

Responses to the consultation which took place between October 2017 and January 2018 have now been registered, a summary of the main issues raised can be seen here Summary of Main Points. Comments can be seen in full here http://consult.southsomerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/Issuesandoptions/consultationHome

Local Plan stages

The Council has prepared an Issues and Options document which can be viewed electronically by clicking here.  Please also see the Errata Hard copies of the document are also available during normal office hours in the District Council's offices or libraries across the district.

 The 'Issues and Options' document sets out the issues identified by the Council's evidence base, and makes suggestions to address them. To stimulate debate, questions are asked throughout the document about the issues and options covered.

The consultation period on this phase runs from 26th October to midday on 11th January 2018. In this period, comments can be made in the following ways:

In submitting your comments by email or in writing, you may find it helpful to use the Consultation Response Form.

'Drop in' sessions have also been organised where you can discuss the Issues and Options document with us. The list of 'drop in' sessions is as follows: 

  • 1 November - Somerton Town Council offices (4pm-7pm)
  • 2 November - SSDC offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil (4pm-7pm)
  • 7 November - Market House, Castle Cary (4pm-7pm)
  • 9 November - Swanmead School, Ilminster (4.30pm-7.30pm)
  • 21 November - Guildhall, Chard (4pm-7pm)
  • 22 November - SSDC offices, Churchfields, Wincanton (4pm-7pm)
  • 30 November - Great Bow Wharf, Langport (4pm-7pm)
  • 4 December - SSDC offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil (4pm-7pm)
  • 13 December - The Henhayes Community Centre, Crewkerne (4.30pm-7.30pm)

More information on the Local Plan Review and the Issues and Options consultation can be found by clicking here.

Settlement-specific leaflets have also been prepared to give a brief overview of the issues and options specific to each of the 14 main settlements in the district. Each leaflet can be viewed electronically by clicking here.

All of the questions and options set out in the main consultation document can be found here.

A Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report and Scoping Report has been under taken of the options set out in the Issues and Options document.