Our Chance to Influence the Future
In the North Cadbury and Yarlington Parish we live in a beautiful part of Somerset which we can all enjoy both now and hopefully in the future.
In 2006 the Parish Council published a consultation document on the future of the parish that attempted to "Marry the Future to the Past" the 2006 Parish Plan
By March 2015 SSDC had developed and adopted the SSDC Local Plan 2006-2028 which supports the Council’s long-term vision for managing and accommodating residential and economic growth across South Somerset. Following concerns though, raised by HM Inspector at the examination stage, the Council decided to undertake a review of the Local Plan and committed, to produce by late 2021, a Revised Local Plan now covering the period 2016-2036
In the same period the Parish Council commissioned a further local consultation resulting in the 2017 Community Plan. Like its predecessor in 2006 its aim was to obtain the views of parishioners on how they wanted the four areas of the parish (North Cadbury, Galhampton, Yarlington and Woolston) to respond to growing demands for housing and employment
The consistent response from both consultations was a desire to preserve the footprint and character of the area, with any new housing developments to be built sympathetically and integrated into the Parish environment. However, in both cases the reports were only a guide for planners and had no legal status. To achieve that, under the 2011 Localism Act, the Parish Council are obliged to produce and have adopted a Neighbourhood Plan.
In the light of this the Parish Council have decided, whilst the SSDC Local Plan Review is taking place, to take the next step and produce the North Cadbury and Yarlington Neighbourhood Plan, which when adopted, will have the benefit of establishing planning policies with statutory weight that will influence future planning decisions in our community and will last for the same period as the SSDC Local Plan review 2016-2036
To help develop and deliver our Neighbourhood Plan this website has been built (as part of a wider set of initiatives - see Latest News) to inform and to encourage parishioners to participate in creating a sustainable development plan that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Navigating the site
A range of topics will need to be addressed, each may be accessed through the icons below. Further information and functions are available via tabs at the top. Within any section relevant documents or images may be accessed directly by clicking on the blue text
This site has been designed for use on your PC, Tablet or Mobile Phone and in each case, there is a site map providing connections to any aspect of the site as well as links to other relevant websites
Currently under the SSDC Local Plan Review process our parish has been identified as a target for significant housing and employment growth.
We hope you find the site informative, useful and we welcome any feedback you may have
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PARISH - Neighbourhood Plan Survey now live !Welcome to our first household survey
The survey will help us produce a Neighbourhood Plan for North Cadbury and Yarlington that reflects the community's needs and aspirations.
We have designed this survey to ask the members of every household their views on housing and employment, what they value, and what needs improving in the parish.
Your responses are a VITAL step because they will provide evidence to support a Neighbourhood Plan which will guide decisions on planning matters in years to come.
The survey may be completed using the document we are delivering by hand to each household this week
Online via the "NCNP Residents Survey-February 2020" link at the bottom
You may return your survey at any of the following collection points:
Galhampton: The Church, "Chy Meor" March Lane (Sue Cox’s house)
North Cadbury: The School, The Village Stores.
Yarlington: The Stags Head, "Roselea" (Brian Meads house nr. village hall)
11th February 2020
Queen Camel Neighbourhood Plan 2019 to 2030.As we prepare to launch our household survey next week we thought you might be interested to know that Queen Camel Parish Council has submitted their Neighbourhood Plan 2019 to 2030.
South Somerset District Council are coordinating a public consultation on this document between January and March 2020.
This offers some insight into the effort we will have make in producing our neighbourhood plan
If you want to find out more, copies of the Neighbourhood Plan are available to view at the following location:
The Marples Room, Queen Camel Memorial Hall,
High Street, Queen Camel, BA22 7NF
Alternatively the QC Neighbourhood Plan submission can be viewed on the South Somerset District Council website:
7th February 2020
Down Ash Farm Development MeetingFollowing Julius Longman & Janet Montgomery's presentation to the Parish Council in November 2019 re: The proposed development of Down Ash Farm it was agreed that they would meet with the Neighbourhood Plan working group.
The link to the minutes of that meeting are below whilst associated images can be found under the icon for HOUSING
7th January 2020