Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

3 Strategic Objectives and Vision

3.1 The Local Plan must contain a long-term spatial vision that sets out what South Somerset should look like in the future and how places within it will change. The vision is an expression of where we want the district to be in 2028 and is derived principally from the South Somerset Sustainable Community Strategies[1].

3.2 The current Sustainable Community Strategy for South Somerset (SCS) 2008-2026 was adopted by the South Somerset Strategic Partnership and by the District Council in 2008. This document is the focal point for co-ordinating the policies that will achieve this strategy and its objectives, setting out, in spatial terms, the vision of the SCS to meet the needs and aspirations of the people who live, work and visit the district.

3.3 National planning policy objectives also affect these strategic objectives both directly and indirectly through their consideration and integration into both the SCS and Local Plan.

1. Shaping South Somerset, a Strategy for Sustainable Communities 2008-2026 [back]