The Stogumber Neighbourhood Development Plan (SNDP) was “made" by West Somerset Council (WSC) at a meeting of Full Council on 23 November 2017. It is now formally part of the council's development plan and will be used to assist in determining planning applications within the neighbourhood plan area.
A referendum was held for the Stogumber Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 5th October 2017. More than half of those voting have voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Examination on the Stogumber Neighbourhood Plan took place between February and May 2017.
During Regulation 16, between 18 November and 13 January, the following representations were received:
In December 2016 Stogumber Parish Council and West Somerset District Council appointed John Mattocks to examine the Stogumber Neighbourhood Development Plan. It is for the Examiner to set the scope and content of the Examination. His role will be to recommend on the NDP compliance with legislation, whether it can progress to referenda and ultimately be adopted as planning policy.
In November 2016 Stogumber Parish Council submitted a proposed neighbourhood development plan to West Somerset Council. In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations the Council is inviting representation between 18 November and 13 January (two weeks longer than the statutory figure in the regulations due to the Christmas holiday period). Consultation documents including full details of what the consultation involved can be viewed below. All representations received will be passed the Independent Examiner.
In January 2014 Stogumber Parish Council applied for the designation of a neighbourhood area for Stogumber Parish with a view to preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Stogumber following designation.
The proposals were subject to public between Friday 14th February 2014 and Thursday 27th March 2014. A response report was considered by the Local Development Panel on the 8th April 2014, following which the Council resolved to designate the Stogumber Neighbourhood Area, as shown on the plan in the consultation documents, on the 30th April 2014.
Details of the Neighbourhood Area designation including a map of the area designated and the designation notice may be viewed below.
Page updated 05th April 2017.