Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications

The Council is inviting responses to the Proposed Main Modifications (MM) to Local Plan Part 2.

Details of the Consultation

The Council is inviting responses to the Proposed Main Modifications (MM) to Local Plan Part 2.  The Main Modifications form part of the examination process of Local Plan Part II ahead of the Inspector producing his final report.  The schedule sets out additional policies, revisions to existing policies and new development sites raised during the Examination process. This consultation only relates to the Main Modifications, and relevant supporting documents and policy map changes. See consultation notice - Icon for pdf Proposed Main Modifications notice [238.57KB]

The Proposed Main Modifications have been produced in response to changes identified by the independent Local Plan Inspector.

These are set out in his post-hearing Interim Note - Icon for pdf ED20 Inspector’s Interim Note – Post Hearing Advice 27 Jan 2020 [221.41KB]

The consultation will run for six weeks from Tuesday 21st January 2020 to 5pm Monday 2nd March . 

The Consultation documents and response forms can be viewed or downloaded from this page.

Printed copies can be inspected at the Council Offices in Shepton Mallet.

Documents marked (*) and response forms can also be found at Council Access Points
(see here for details of locations and opening times)

Consultation Documents

Consultation Documents

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Proposed Main Modifications to the Pre-Submission Plan - Jan 2020 *
Icon for pdf Proposed Main Modifications to the Pre-Submission Plan - Jan 2020 [1.52MB]

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Second Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal - Jan 2020 * 
Icon for pdf 2a. Second Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal - Jan 2020 [989.62KB]
Icon for pdf 2b. Second Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal - Appendix 6 [1.12MB]

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Addendum to the Habitat Regulations Assessment  - Jan 2020 *

Icon for pdf Addendum to the Habitat Regulations Assessment  - Jan 2020 [1.42MB]

There are also a number of supporting and background documents

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'Track change' version of  Local Plan Part 2 showing Main Modifications and policy settlement maps

Icon for pdf Chapters 1 - 9 Introduction, background & development policies [934.76KB]
Icon for pdf Chapter 10  Town policies  & settlement policy maps [9.88MB]
Icon for pdf Chapter 11  Village policies - settlement policy maps [7.39MB]
Icon for pdf Appendix 1  - Employment sites not shown settlement maps [3.23MB]

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505 Dwellings Background Paper 
Icon for pdf 505 Dwellings Background paper [752.06KB]
Icon for pdf 505 Paper - sites and settlements [1022.39KB]
Icon for pdf 505 Additional SA in Mendip Villages [275.68KB]

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Addendum to Local Green Space Background Paper (SD20)
Icon for pdf Addendum to Local Green Space Background Paper [278.64KB]

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Glossary of Terms (updated to reflect changes identified by the inspector)
Icon for pdf Glossary of Terms (updated to reflect changes identified by the inspector) [331.36KB]

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Infrastructure Plan (updated to reflect consequential changes from examination) 
Icon for pdf Infrastructure Plan [1.04MB]

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Development Monitoring updates  see  - Development Monitoring web page

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Inspectors post-hearing Interim Notes (ED20 and ED25), Council Response (ED24 and ED26) and Responses to  Information MF1 - MF5 on the Examination Page Local Plan Examination web page

PINS Guidance on Main Modifications can be viewed Icon for pdf 11. PMM-Extract LP procedure guide [67.82KB]

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Responses to the consultation on Proposed Main Modifications Tuesday 21st January 2020 to 5pm Monday 2nd March can be viewed here Consultation Responses - Proposed Main Modifications (MM) to Local Plan Part 2

 

How to Respond to the Consultation

Comments about the Proposed Main Modifications document, or the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and Habitats Regulations Assessment, must be made in writing. We encourage you to use the consultation response form which will assist the Inspector.

The Council has also published an information note with the form to assist with making responses,.

Responses must be in writing and include your name and full postal address.
Responses will be published in full on this page before being passed to the Inspector. 
Names will be included in the published responses but other personal details will be redacted.

You can return responses:

By email:  Email Planning Policy
By post:  Planning Policy, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT
By hand:  via reception or the post-box at the Council Offices or via the Council Access Points in Frome. Glastonbury, Street & Wells (details here)

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The deadline for responses is 5pm Monday 2nd March

The Proposed Main Modifications may be revised and remain subject to the Inspector's consideration of responses to this consultation.

At the close of the period for consultation, responses will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector. He will then decide whether the plan can be found sound. Exceptionally, further hearings may be necessary. At the end of the examination process the Inspector will present his final conclusions in a report.  It is expected that the Council will then adopt  the Local Plan.

Contact for more Information and assistance? 

If you need any further information or advice, please contact the Planning Policy Team:

E-mail: planningpolicy@mendip.gov.uk
Customer services - telephone: (0300) 303 8588

The Local Plan Examination Programme Officer is not involved in this consultation and will direct enquiries to the Council.

Copies of all representations made to the Proposed Main Modifications Local Plan Part 2 Consultation received between 21st January and 2nd March 2020 are shown on this page.