Stogumber Neighbourhood Plan


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.

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SNDP REF10 Declaration of Results 6 Oct


Neighbourhood Plan 1 Sep 2017
Map of the Neighbourhood Plan Area 1 Sep 2017
Independent Examiners Report 1 Sep 2017
Summary of Representations 1 Sep 2017
Statement relating to basic conditions and 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 1 Sep 2017
Statement relating to town and country planning (including neighbourhood planning) and the referendum 1 Sep 2017
Determination of effect on Environment and Habitat 1 Sep 2017
SNDP REF02 Notice of Referendum 1 Sep 2017
SNDP REF01 Referendum Information Statement 1 Sep 2017



Examination on the Stogumber Neighbourhood Plan took place between February and May 2017.

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WSC Decision on Examiners Report on the Stogumber Neighbourhood Development Plan 1 Aug
SNDP EX12 Examiners Report on the Stogumber Neighbourhood Development Plan 30 May 2017
SNDP EX11 Qualifying Body's Response to Examiners Additional Supplementary Questions 23 May 2017
SNDP EX10 WSC & SNDP Response to Examiners Additional Supplementary Questions 12 May 2017
SNDP EX09 WSC Response to Examiners Additional Supplementary Questions 12 May 2017
WSC HRA-SEA Determination 24 Jan 2017
SNDP EX07 WSC’s response to Supplementary and Additional Questions 21 Apr 2017
SNDP EX06 Qualifying Body’s response to Supplementary and Additional Questions 21 Apr 2017
SNDP EX05 Examiner's Additional Supplementary Question 05 Mar 2017
SNDP EX04 Examiner's Supplementary Questions 04 Apr 2017
SNDP EX03 Qualifying Body's response to Examiner's initial questions 31 Mar 2017
SNDP EX02 Examiner's initial Questions 27 Feb 2017
SNDP EX01 Procedural advisory note from Examiner 01 Feb 2017

During Regulation 16, between 18 November and 13 January, the following representations were received:

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SNDP R14 West Somerset Council 12 January 2017
SNDP R13 T Howe 03 January 2017
SNDP R12 Sport England 22 November 2016
SNDP R11 SCC - Mineral & Waste 11 January 2017
SNDP R10 R & A Howe 04 January 2017
SNDP R09 Natural England 12 January 2017
SNDP R08 N Delaney 09 January 2017
SNDP R07 Lynton & Lynmouth 21 November 2016
SNDP R06 Historic England 10 January 2017
SNDP R05 Highways England 22 December 2016
SNDP R04 Exmoor National Park 06 January 2017
SNDP R03 Environment Agency 12 January 2017
SNDP R02 Crowcombe PC 06 January 2017
SNDP R01 Cllr Trollope-Bellew 08 December 2016

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.
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SNDP S07 SNDP SEA Screening 18 November 2016
SNDP S06 SNDP Basic Conditions Statement  18 November 2016
SNDP S05 SNDP Consultation Statement 18 November 2016
SNDP S04 SNDP Stogumber Neighbourhood
Development Plan
18 November 2016
SNDP S03 SNDP Neighbourhood Plan Area 18 November 2016
SNDP S02 Representation Guidance Notes 18 November 2016
SNDP S01 Representation Form   18 November 2016

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.

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SNDP D02 SNDP Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation Notice
and Map
03 June 2014
SNDP D01 SNDP Neighbourhood Plan Area Consultation 14 February 2014

Page updated 05th April 2017.