North Cadbury and Yarlington Neighbourhood Development Plan

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Neighbourhood Plan officially adopted

SSDC Executive have approved and adopted our Neighbourhood Plan !

13th October 2022



8th September 2022




8th September 2022

North Cadbury Village Hall

7am - 10pm

If approved by the majority of voters

The plan will carry real weight in the determination of planning applications throughout North Cadbury, Galhampton, Yarlington and Woolston

The time has come


6th September 2022




8th September 2022
North Cadbury Village Hall
7am - 10pm

If approved by the majority of voters the plan will carry real weight in the determination of planning applications throughout North Cadbury, Galhampton, Yarlington and Woolston

   The time has come


Application form for Registering to vote by post

22nd August 2022

New Items Archived to the News Tab

For a cleaner and less cluttered home page all news items that appear here will be archived in full under the News Tab above after two months

1st September 2021



On July 16th we issued the North Cadbury and Yarlington Draft Neighbourhood Plan (DNP). If you have not read it you can, following the "Draft Plan" link on the home page opposite

Now we need your feedback

No response tells us nothing!

Tell us now by clicking this link: Draft Plan Reply

Alternatively you can :

Email your thoughts to: 

Or use the reply forms that are available for pick up / return at Galhampton Store and North Cadbury Stores. 

All replies have to be submitted by 31st August

19th August 2021

Full Fibre Internet for the Parish

You said that a good internet service was very important.  

Wessex Internet are currently extending their full fibre network to Yarlington with Galhampton and Woolston to follow, but interest from North Cadbury is lagging behind

Wessex Internet need 40 registrations of interest by April to assess viability, before they will submit  a quote under the Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport funding scheme. 

So far only 18 registrations have been received ! 

A full fibre network provides a much faster and more reliable service than that currently available, so if this really is important to you please register your interest  for a government funded installation with Wessex Internet via the link below

Or to speak to Wessex on: 0333 240 7997

Time is Running out

Wessex Internet Registration

12th March 2021

Your feedback has prompted new sites to be put forward in North Cadbury

Please click the link below to view them, and give us your comments

New Sites

21st January 2021

Options Consultation Response - December 2020

The response rate by residents of the Parish to the Options Consultation was remarkable

15th December 2020

Options Consultation Now Closed - December 2020

The Options Consultation closed on the 6th December, and the response has been brilliant

We are now analysing the data and aim to bring you the results before Christmas

Please sign up for our Newsletter to have the results emailed to your inbox

8th December 2020

Options Consultation distribution of paper questionnaire - November 2020

A paper version of the online questionnaire will shortly be distributed to every household in the Parish.

This is to ensure that those people without access to a computer or those of you who would rather complete the survey on paper can do so

Full instructions can be found on the front page of the questionnaire

Look out for it dropping through your letterbox in the next few days

Completion date for all returns is 6th December 2020

12th November 2020

Options Consultation - November 2020

Options Consultation
Presentation and questionnaire are now available

Have your say on Housing Development and much more

Delayed by Covid this extensive piece of work follows the household survey held earlier in the year and incorporates input from various official external bodies

The presentation brings you up to speed on all topics, so that you are best informed to express your opinion on all matters, particularly on proposed housing development sites

When you have viewed the presentation, on the final page you will find a big red arrow, please click on this to go to the questionnaire to submit your views

For our plan to have credibility we really need 200-300 replies, so please tell your local friends and neighbours in order that we can get the best response possible

For those without a computer we are planning to letter box drop the questionnaire, we will keep you informed

Click here to start: Options Consultation Presentation

5th November 2020

Potential Development Sites - August 2020

Please find listed below with an associated map the  sites submitted by landowners to either SSDC or NC&Y as potential development locations for residential or commercial use.

All sites are currently being assessed on our behalf by AECOM (see FAQ)  as to whether they are suitable for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan, which is due to come forward for public consultation late September 2020 


NC&Y01  North Side Doddinal, Woolston

NC&Y02  Yarlington Lodge Estate, Yarlington

NC&Y03  South Of Avalon Farm, Galhampton Hill, Galhampton

NC&Y04  East Side Of Cary Road Above The Grange N.Cadbury

NC&Y05  West Of Sandbrook Lane, N.Cadbury

NC&Y06  East Of Sandbrook Lane, N.Cadbury

NC&Y07  Hearn Lane, West Of March Cottage, Galhampton

NC&Y08  Adj.Horseshoe Villas/Cottage, Woolston

NC&Y09  South Of Agecroft, March Lane, Galhampton

NC&Y10  Sandbrook Lane, N.Cadbury

NC&Y11  East Of Manor Farm On Woolston Road, N.Cadbury

NC&Y12  West Of Manor Farm On Woolston Road, N.Cadbury

NC&Y13  Top Ridgeway Lane, Existing Orchard, N.Cadbury

SSDC1    Ridgeway Lane, Clare Field Nr. Allotment, N.Cadbury

SSDC2    Adjacent To Restricted Byway WN/105, N.Cadbury

SSDC3    Down Ash Farm, N.Cadbury

SSDC4    North Town Farm, N.Cadbury

SSDC5    East Of Cadbury Business Park, N.Cadbury

SSDC6    West Of Cadbury Business Park, N.Cadbury

Any Qusetions?   Check out the FAQs or click the CONTACT US tab at the top of page

Parish Map - Potential Developmnet sites

13th August 2020

Neighbourhood Plan Programme - June 2020

Programme Status @ June 2020

Plan progress has slowed slightly due in part to Covid19 and the delay in obtaining our grant for the period to October 2020, which we are pleased to report has now been secured. The next major milestone Options Consultation is now planned for September rather than July as previously reported

The household survey which closed with a 58% response rate (very high) has now been published and details resident’s opinions on a range of topics including housing, green spaces, facilities employment and much more

Employers and service providers have been asked to express their views on the future of the parish and we are now analysing the results

Significantly, we have now completed our Call for Sites, where residents and local landowners have submiited sites for possible development. The results are currently being combined with data from SSDC who undertook a similar process recently

All the data from the above and various other surveys now under way, will be used together with a housing needs assessment to determine what development is needed and appropriate for the parish.

The housing needs assessment will shortly be undertaken by external professionals - AECOM (Locality - Neighbourhood Planning Support) who will draw on population statistics, projected changes in household size and numbers, affordability and a whole raft of other information.

The culmination of this effort will be an Options Consultation throughout the Parish in September 2020

Remember, there will be development in the parish (whether we have a plan or not)

The purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan is to influence how many, what is built and where, to keep the essential character of the area. No development is not an option.

15th June 2020

Resident's Survey full report available - May 2020

Produced by Jo Witherden BSc(Hons) DipTP DipUD MRTPI of Dorset Planning Consultant Ltd in conjunction with the North Cadbury and Yarlington Neighbourhood Plan Group

The results of the Neighbourhood Plan Survey have now been collated in order to provide an evidence base for the Plan. 

There was an excellent response rate from households with young children through to households with one or two elderly residents. Many respondents across Galhampton, North Cadbury, Woolston and Yarlington,  have lived here for at least 15 years and obviously know the area and its issues very well.

Following the release of this survey we will be publishing the results of our "Call for Sites" identifying a number of potential building sites across the Parish that will be consulted on later this year. In addition, the separate Business and Facilities surveys that were carried out in March/April, are currently being analysed.

We are always looking at ways to improve how we consult and inform residents, your participation is vital and valued at every stage.

Here is the report:

2020 Household Survey Report

20th May 2020

Call for Sites - March 2020


Housing and Economic Land Availability

South Somerset District Council is reviewing the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) which will be part of their evidence base used to identify additional sites for housing or employment to meet the District’s future requirements and to inform the five-year supply of deliverable housing land. 

Their  assessment will consider all sites and broad locations capable of delivering five or more dwellings or economic development on sites of 0.25 ha (or 500m2 of floorspace) and above. 

For more detail go to the SSDC website  -  Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Neighbourhood Plan Approach

Whilst submissions to SSDC may also be used to support the preparation of our Neighbourhood Plan the process does not necessarily identify all possible locations. As a result the NP Working Group is inviting residents and landowners in the community the opportunity to offer up potential sites above and below the SSDC threshold of 0.25 ha.

We wish to ensure that no location is overlooked and that all options are considered that may be more in tune with residents wishes of preserving the nature and character of the plan area. 

So do you own some land in the parish?

* Perhaps a garden that is now too large, or

* A green field site, or

* Buildings which could be converted or redeveloped.

Would you like the Neighbourhood Plan to include it to allow some sort of development to take place?

If you do - you should tell us now.

If you are not Sure here are some common Questions and Answers

Q: I have submitted my site to South Somerset District Council – do I need to respond to your call?

A: Yes - the District Council do not have the necessary consents to pass your personal information on, and completing our forms ensures that we have the information we need to assess all sites fairly.

Q: My site is below the SSDC threshold of 0.25ha – does this matter?
A: No - the Neighbourhood Plan will consider all sites regardless of size

Q: I am worried that submitting my site could upset my neighbours – can the submissions remain confidential or should I tell my neighbours?
A: We have to be open and transparent and therefore we will need to publish all the sites that have been submitted at some point.  We will be consulting on sites so there will be an opportunity for your neighbours to point out any concerns they may have about the site and these will be taken into account in the decision making process. 

Q: What happens if I change my mind about developing my site?
A: Suggesting a site does not guarantee that it will be included in the Neighbourhood Plan, or that it would definitely be developed, but it does mean that you would like it to be considered at this point in time.  If you do decide that you no longer wish your site to be considered you can contact the Neighbourhood Plan Group to ask for it to be withdrawn.

What to do Now

If you have such a site register your details by clicking on this link : Call for Sites  before the deadline 

Or contact the Chairman Mike Martin at -

This " Call for Sites" will close on April 17th, 2020

19th March 2020

Resident's Survey Headline Results - March 2020

Number of Surveys delivered across the Neighbourhood Plan Area = 481 

We received 277 replies which is a response rate of 58% 

This is extremely respectable, thank you for your efforts and please take a bow ! 

For a breakdown by settlement please click the link below:

Neighbourhood Plan Survey - Headline results by settlement

11th March 2020

Residents Survey - Closing soon ! February 2020

Our parish is a target for housing and economic growth: 

 South Somerset has just issued a  “Call for New Development Sites 2020”

Inviting landowners to submit additional new sites for housing and economic development with the indications being that more than 70 new houses are to be built in our Plan area

The issues are real

Use your voice or lose your voice – the choice is yours

Our Neighbourhood Plan is the only way to influence the Council so you need to return your surveys now ! 

Use the paper version we delivered to you or if you can’t find it go online using the link below:

NCNP Residents Survey - February 2020

28th February 2020

Do you know where this parish is heading ?

If you don’t but you care, you have


 Complete the Neighbourhood Plan Survey


 Saturday 29th February

Either return your Survey to your local collection point or if you prefer, use the online version -  click the link below

NCNP Residents Survey - February 2020

24th February 2020

Residents Survey - Now Live February 2020

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)

NCNP Residents Survey - February 2020

11th February 2020

Resident's Survey comming soon - January 2020

As we embark on the development of our Neighbourhood Plan it is critical that we capture and reflect your views on the development of the Parish

We will shortly be issuing a survey to all households

Watch this space !

10th January 2020

Down Ash Farm Development Meeting

Following 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

Approved Minutes

7th January 2020

Our Chance to Influence the Future - September 2019

Background -
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.

Going Forward
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 Locality Neighbourhood Planning Support

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.

10th September 2019

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