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06 November 2017
Local Plan Consideration

Local Plan Consultation

The Local Plan is drawn up by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) and it covers the whole South Somerset District area.  (It should not be confused with the Neighbourhood Plan which covers Castle Cary and Ansford only)

The Local Plan is being revised by SSDC and a draft is now ready for public consultation.  If you are concerned with planning issues, this should be of interest.  There will be a drop-in session in the Market House (Shambles) in Castle Cary  on Tuesday 7 November from 4pm – 7pm.  Your opinion is being sought on their suggestions for further housing developments and so on between 2014 and 2034.

Please attend if you can and give them your views.

For those of you keen on small print, below is the longer version of what you have just read above!

“I am writing to inform you that South Somerset District Council is reviewing the Local Plan that was adopted in March 2015; this review will cover the period 2014 to 2034.

As a first stage in the process, we are consulting on the issues and options that have emerged this far; and produced a document to stimulate debate on the best way to provide a new policy framework for planning and development in the District up until 2034. The consultation period will be from 26th October 2017 until 12 noon on 11th January 2018.

The document starts to consider the options for where new growth may go in the future; and identifies potential new sites for housing, employment and other forms of development in the various towns and villages across the District.

You are able to view summary leaflets, the consultation document with option maps and the updated evidence base; and find a consultation response form, as well as the link to submit your representations electronically, on the Council’s web site at https://www.southsomerset.gov. uk/issuesandoptions. Hard copies of the document can be seen during normal opening hours in Council offices at Brympton Way, Yeovil; Petters Way, Yeovil; Holyrood Lace Mill, Chard; Churchfields, Wincanton and in libraries in South Somerset. Library locations and opening hours can be found here: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/ libraries-and-heritage/using- the-library/find-your-library/

There will be a series of public drop-in sessions where the consultation document can be viewed and where Council officers will be on hand to help explain how we have got to this stage and answer any queries.