East Coker Parish Neighbourhood Area Application

The original consultation on the designation of a neighbourhood area for East Coker was discontinued because concern was raised about the accompanying plan. The plan was amended and the consultation restarted to run until 5.15 on 2 May 2013.

East Coker Parish Council has applied to South Somerset District Council for the designation of a neighbourhood area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The area proposed covers the whole of the parished area of East Coker and is the first step for East Coker Parish Council in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan*. 

The application can be viewed below and copies can also be inspected at the main Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil. 

Please note that this is a formal regulatory stage of the designation of the neighbourhood area and not a consultation on the neighbourhood plan itself which will follow in due course should this application to designate a neighbourhood area be approved by the District Council. The consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area has now closed and the responses received can be viewed via the link below. 

The consultation ran from 14 March 2013 until 5.15pm on 2 May 2013. All comments received are publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential.

East Coker Neighbourhood Area Application

East Coker Neighbourhood Area Map

East Coker Neighbourhood Area Consultation Responses

*A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of a Parish (or group of parishes). It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It can deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two key local issues only.