Local Plan 2006-2028

The Local Plan (formerly known as the Core Strategy) will set out the long term planning framework for the district up to the year 2028. It has to work within national planning policy guidance, and will be informed by other evidence studies and council strategies and representations made by the public and stakeholders. It is about meeting the needs of people up to the year 2028, by providing enough homes, jobs and services, in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

The Submission South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028 (formerly called the Core Strategy) was Submitted to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) on the 21 January 2013 together with all representations received. This followed Full Council's endorsement of the Proposed Amendments to the Proposed Submission Local Plan (71 in total) on Thursday 17 January 2013.

Following a second round of Local Plan Examination Hearing Sessions in June 2014, the Inspector's Preliminary Findings (16 July) indicated that further Main Modifications were required to make the plan sound.  Therefore, the Council have published four Main Modifications for consultation from Thursday 28 August until Friday 10 October 2014.

The timetable for the remainder of the process to achieve an adopted Local plan is set out below:


Prior to submission the South Somerset Local Plan (formerly Core Strategy) was subject to a number of stages of development and consultation which are listed below:

Specific reports on consultation undertaken on the Issues and options report and the Draft Core Strategy are also available. 

  • Following consideration by Full Council the Proposed Submission South Somerset Local Plan 2006 - 2028 was produced and consultation took place from 28th June 2012 to 10th August 2012. An Exhibition of the Local Plan was available for inspection for the duration of the Consultation period in the Foyer of the Council Offices Brympton Way, Yeovil and copies of the Proposed Submission document are available at Council offices and Libraries in the District.

NB Letters/emails have been and will continue to be sent to all previous respondents in advance of public meetings informing them of time and venue of meetings and what will be presented in outline. All key stages will be reported to respondents in advance by letter/email.