Council plans to be examined in public

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 May 2011


PLANS created by Sedgemoor District Council which could shape the way the district grows over the next 20 years are to be scrutinised in public next week.

A government appointed inspector will decide if Sedgemoor’s Core Strategy, which is part of the Local Development Framework, meets legal requirements and is sound.

This examination will take place in The Princess in Princess Street, Burnham, starting at 10am on Tuesday until June 1 and the independent planning inspector will hear from people wishing to challenge or support the plans.

Among the policies covered are the location of future development, including housing, employment and infrastructure.

Organisations such as house builders, government agencies and EDF Energy are scheduled to speak at the meeting.

The document states that during the timeframe of the Core Strategy it is expected that both national and local proposals relating to energy, economic development, flood risk management and climate change could be brought forward in Sedgemoor.

A council spokesman said: “Sedgemoor recognises the wider need for such projects and that they could represent significant opportunities for the district to realise local growth and regeneration plans.

“This approach aims to improve the long term sustainable development of the area in ways that do not result in harm to local places and communities.”

For more details on the examination visit or ring Paula Barber on 01278 435274.

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