We reported on Sedgemoor District Council's Local Plan Review back in November.
Sedgemoor District Council’s Core Strategy covers Development Plans and Policy for the entire district – and is currently in the first stage of consultation of a five-year review. As part of the public consultation process public opinion was sought on particular ideas and options before producing a more detailed draft document around the middle of this year. This first consultation phase closed on 18th January.
There have also been some changes proposed to the categorisation of settlements - which influences settlement development scope and policy. Cossington has been recommended as a "Type 4" settlement - “a sustainable location for small-scale local growth that meets local needs”. This is very similar to its existing status as an “Other Sustainable Settlement”.
The next consultation phase is scheduled for around June / July 2016 when a full-blown proposed draft version of the revised Local Plan should be available. Finalisation is not expected until sometime in in 2017. A copy of the Parish Council's consultation response can be found here >>>