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Sedgemoor District Council proposes to make a local development order granting planning permission to allow development proposals that comply with the relevant parameters under the terms of the Gravity Local Development Order. The developments permitted by the Order shall comprise any operations or engineering works necessary to enable the development of the Site.


The development of a smart campus including; 

• Commercial building or buildings with a total Gross External Area of up to 1,000,000m2 and
• A range of buildings up to 100,000m2 within certain use classes and
• Up to 750 homes in use class C3


Together with associated infrastructure including restoration of the railway line for passenger and freight services, rail infrastructure including terminals, sidings and operational infrastructure and change of use of land to operational rail land, multi-modal transport interchange, energy generation, energy distribution and management infrastructure, utilities and associated buildings and infrastructure, digital infrastructure, car parking, a site wide sustainable water management system and associated green infrastructure, access roads and landscaping. 
The Gravity Local Development Order (the LDO) permits development only within the boundaries identified on the LDO area plans.  The extent of the LDO area is shown on the “red line” plan “LDO Site Boundary” within the proposed LDO document. 
The Gravity LDO is proposed to last for a period of 15 years with review every 5 years.

 
A copy of the draft order including a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Order, accompanying Design Guide and Environmental Statement are available for inspection at the Council Offices at Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR during normal office hours. The documentation will also be available for inspection at the 37 Club, during normal opening hours. All documentation is available on the District Council’s website at www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/GravityLDO It can also be accessed using the Council's Planning Online website at www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning under Reference 95/21/00001. 

A public Drop In Session will be held in Woolavington Village Hall on Tuesday, 30th November from 3pm to 6-30pm to allow residents to view the plans with a Special Parish Council Meeting at 7.30 p.m. to allow for a presentation by District Council staff with questions and answers.

It is hoped that as many residents as possible attend to learn about these proposals and put their views forward.

 

On Wednesday 24th November 2021 there will be an online event from 6pm to 7:30pm for those wanting to learn more about the Draft Gravity LDO and unable to attend the Drop-in Session

If you wish to attend please email your name to enterprise.zone@sedgemoor.gov.uk . A link to the event will be emailed to those that register to attend. You can post your questions in advance using Sli.do - please go to www.slido.com  and enter the code #227661. The District Council will close this function at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd November.