Neighbourhood planning can give communities such as Wedmore direct power to develop a shared vision for our neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of our local area.

A Neighbourhood Plan enables us to choose where we want new homes, shops and offices to be built, to have our say on what those new buildings should look like, which open spaces should be protected and what infrastructure should be provided.

Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools to ensure that we get the right types of development for our community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.  Neighbourhood planning is not a legal requirement but a right which communities in England can choose to use.

We may decide that we could achieve the outcomes we want to see through other planning routes, such as incorporating our proposals for the neighbourhood into the Local Plan, or through other planning mechanisms such as Local Development Orders and supplementary planning documents or through pre‐application consultation on development proposals.

Wedmore Parish Council believes the community should discuss the different choices available to define and then to achieve our ambitions for our neighbourhood.

Accordingly Wedmore Parish Council has decided that the option of a Neighbourhood Plan should be explored and to that end it has established a Steering Group to establish whether or not the Parish wants a Neighbourhood Plan and, if it proves to be the case, to oversee the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.  This website tells you all about it and keeps you up to date.

If you want to see the detailed Terms of Reference of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – click here

Questions? – email the Parish Council

About this site

This site is currently only used by the Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan team.  The official website of Wedmore Parish Council is here

plan1Wedmore Parish Council applied to Sedgemoor District Council to have Wedmore Parish designated as a Neighbourhood Planning Area.  This was granted by the District Council on the 9th September 2016.  This is the first step towards preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.  Whether a Neighbourhood Plan is produced is a matter for local people to decide.

Want to find out more about the proposed Neighbourhood Plan?

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