Neighbourhood Plan Submission to Sedgemoor now available!

In November 2018, we sent the submission of the Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan to Sedgemoor District Council.

Sedgemoor District Council has confirmed it is satisfied that this submission meets with the requirements of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and in accordance with those regulations, as Local Planning Authority, are publicising the plan for a period of six weeks from 9 November 2018 to 21 December 2018.

The submitted plan and associated documents are available to view and download here:

View and download documents

or from Sedgemoor Council website

and can also be inspected at Sedgemoor District Council offices, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR, Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8.45am – 5pm.

Representations on the plan are invited by 5.00pm, 21 December 2018:

  • By email to
  • By post to Planning Policy, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

Please do not send your representation to the Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan Group.

After six week period, the next stage will be for Sedgemoor Council to appoint an Independent Examiner who will examine the submission plan.  Should the examiner be satisfied, the submitted plan will proceed to a referendum.

Further information regarding the examination and referendum will be made available as soon as practicable.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

As part of the production of a NDP Sedgemoor District Council is required to advise  and assist the “qualifying body” (Parish Council), including in ensuring that the NDP does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, European Union obligations.  This includes deciding whether the NDP requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in accordance with the European Directive 2001/42/EC (“SEA Directive”) and associated Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (“SEA Regulations”).

Sedgemoor District Council considers that the Wedmore NDP is not a “plan or programme” of a type described at Regulation 5(2) or 5(4) of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004. The Plan is a “plan or programme” of the type described at Regulation 5(3), however, the ‘small area’ exemption applies and a determination made under Regulation 9(1) concludes that the Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects.

Also,  having regard to the criteria set out in Schedule 1 of the SEA Regulations, and consultation with Environment Agency, Historic England and Natural England the District Council has made a determination under Regulation 9 that the Wedmore Neighbourhood Development Plan is unlikely to have significant environmental effects (and, accordingly, does not require an environmental assessment).

You can read the full report here (PDF) as well as the SEA Screening Opinion / Determination under Regulation 9(1)

“Regulation 14” Consultation now closed

The Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the stage of its formal “Regulation 14” consultation. This took place between the 14th July and the 8th September 2018.

  1. Download the full plan here
  2. Download copies of the site maps here:
    1. Wedmore
    2. Blackford

Comments on the plan are now closed.

Printed copies can be bought from the Parish Council (£5 each) and are available from the Parish Rooms in Grants Lane from 14th July.