WNP Group Meeting Agenda – 24th October 2018

Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan Group


24th October 2018 (7.00 pm @ The Parish Room)

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of Last Formal Meeting
  3. SA/SEA Screening Report
  4. Submission Package
    1. Neighbourhood Plan
    2. Consultation Statement
    3. Basic Conditions Statement
  5. Programme
  6. Budget
  7. Any Other Business
  8. Date of Next Meeting

Strategic Environmental Assessment

As part of the production of a NDP Sedgemoor District Council is required to advise  and assist the “qualifying body” (Parish Council), including in ensuring that the NDP does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, European Union obligations.  This includes deciding whether the NDP requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in accordance with the European Directive 2001/42/EC (“SEA Directive”) and associated Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (“SEA Regulations”).

Sedgemoor District Council considers that the Wedmore NDP is not a “plan or programme” of a type described at Regulation 5(2) or 5(4) of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004. The Plan is a “plan or programme” of the type described at Regulation 5(3), however, the ‘small area’ exemption applies and a determination made under Regulation 9(1) concludes that the Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects.

Also,  having regard to the criteria set out in Schedule 1 of the SEA Regulations, and consultation with Environment Agency, Historic England and Natural England the District Council has made a determination under Regulation 9 that the Wedmore Neighbourhood Development Plan is unlikely to have significant environmental effects (and, accordingly, does not require an environmental assessment).

You can read the full report here (PDF) as well as the SEA Screening Opinion / Determination under Regulation 9(1)

WNP Heritage Assessment now published

The Heritage Assessment has now been produced to support the Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan. It was  prepared by Kim Sankey BA(Hons), DipArch, AADipCons,RIBA.

You can find out more and download it – click here

Isle of Wedmore News – October 2018

Thanks to all of you who made comments on the ‘Regulation 14’ Neighbourhood Plan. We are currently reviewing the comments and considering  possible amendments.

Following comments from Historic England, we have also strengthened the plan’s evidence base with a Heritage Assessment produced by an external consultant.  This is available to download from here.

We hope to formally submit the plan to Sedgemoor Council in October. After that, the process largely moves out of our hands and into those of an Examiner.

However, the final say will be down to the people of Wedmore who can vote  whether to adopt the plan (or not). This will probably be the same day as the District and Parish elections in May 2019.

Bob Sellwood
(Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Group)

“Regulation 14” Consultation now closed

The Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the stage of its formal “Regulation 14” consultation. This took place between the 14th July and the 8th September 2018.

  1. Download the full plan here
  2. Download copies of the site maps here:
    1. Wedmore
    2. Blackford

Comments on the plan are now closed.

Printed copies can be bought from the Parish Council (£5 each) and are available from the Parish Rooms in Grants Lane from 14th July.


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