WEDMORE has become the latest Sedgemoor parish to adopt a Neighbourhood Plan.

The document sets out preferred planning policy for a local area, and once adopted by Sedgemoor District Council it becomes the main document against which planning applications in the area are judged, but cannot override district on national policy.

A Neighbourhood Plan can however:

• identify key priorities for a community that relate to use of land

• define where new homes, commercial premises or other development should be built

• influence what new buildings should look like

• protect locally valued buildings or green space

• add detail to district planning policy as set out in SDC’s Core Strategy

The plan has been created by local residents, groups, Wedmore Parish Council and Sedgemoor District Council.

Full details and documents can be found at www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/article/1298/Wedmore-Neighbourhood-Plan.