Have your say about the future development of South Somerset and your village

South Somerset District Council is reviewing the Local Plan that will cover the period 2016 to 2036. A Preferred Options consultation period is now running from 28 June 2019 to 5pm 18 September 2019.

A document has been produced for consultation on the Council’s proposed strategy for delivering new homes and employment over the period 2016 to 2036, including site allocations and policies against which planning applications will be assessed. 
This Preferred Options consultation provides an opportunity to get involved and give your views and comments. You are able to view summary leaflets, the consultation document with option maps and the updated evidence base; and find a consultation response form to submit your representations electronically, on the Council’s web site at https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/your-council/your-council-plan-and-strategies/planning-policy/local-plan-review-2016-2036/  
Hard copies of the document can be seen during normal opening hours in Council offices at Brympton Way, Yeovil and Petters Way, Yeovil and in libraries in South Somerset. Library locations and opening hours can be found here: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-communities/libraries/our-libraries/
There will be a series of public drop-in sessions where the consultation document can be viewed and where Council officers will be on hand to help explain how we have got to this stage and answer any queries. These drop-in sessions are as follows:
Date Town Location Time
09-Jul Martock Christian Fellowship Hall  4pm – 7:00pm
16-Jul Langport Great Bow Wharf  4pm – 7:00pm
18-Jul Castle Cary Market House  4pm – 7:00pm
23-Jul Crewkerne Henhayes Community Centre  4pm – 7:00pm
25-Jul Yeovil Gateway  4pm – 7:00pm
30-Jul Ilminster The Shrubbery  4pm – 7:00pm
01-Aug Yeovil Council Offices, Brympton Way  4pm – 7:00pm
06-Aug Milborne Port Village Hall  4pm – 7:00pm
08-Aug Chard Guildhall  4pm – 7:00pm
13-Aug Ilchester Town Hall & Community Centre  4pm – 7:00pm
15-Aug Bruton Community Hall  4pm – 7:00pm
20-Aug South Petherton David Hall  4pm – 7:00pm
22-Aug Somerton West Street Church hall  4pm – 7:00pm
27-Aug Wincanton Memorial Hall  3pm – 6:30pm

Fivehead Parish Council will discuss the document at its meetings in Aug and Sep before submitting views. They will welcome comments from parishioners either at these meetings or in writing beforehand.