Local Examples

Local examples of policies adopted through the Neighbourhood Planning process

Bishops Lydeard local plan

Bishops Lydeard

Policy H1 – Housing for Older People

Subject to a viability assessment, any new residential development site of five or more net additional dwellings in Bishops Lydeard will be expected to make provision, evidenced by local need accommodation for older people. Such accommodation shall fulfil all the following criteria:-

Be either 1 or 2 bedroom properties

Be situated as close as possible to village facilities and services within the development site.

Policy H2 – Housing for families

Subject to a viability assessment, any new residential development site of five or more net additional dwellings in Bishops Lydeard will be expected to make provision, evidenced by local need accommodation suitable for family occupation, including affordable units, defined as at least 3 bed properties with potential to extend to provide additional accommodation

Policy TR2 – Foot and Cycle Ways

New residential or employment development and associated infrastructure will:-

Provide appropriate public foot and cycle paths to connect with the existing foot and cycle path network.

Ascott and the Sunnings

Ascot and the Sunnings

Policy NP/EN2 – Trees

Development proposals should seek to retain mature or important tree(s), or groups of trees or woodland on a site. Where removal of a tree(s) of recognised importance is proposed, a replacement of similar amenity value should be provided on site.

Policy NP/DG4 – Heritage Assets

4.1 Proposals affecting listed buildings, conservation areas and their settings must conserve and whenever possible, seek to enhance their significance, quality and character.