Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

What will the Local Plan Deliver?

Settlement Status

7.72 The South Somerset Role and Function Study (April 2009) identifies Stoke sub Hamdon as a Rural Centre due to its' variety of services and community facilities. This will enable the settlement to grow and expand its identified role by allowing for additional employment growth, the encouragement of additional retail premises and modest housing growth all of which will extend greater self containment.


7.73 It is proposed that up to 55 additional dwellings (of which 6 are already committed, leaving a residual of 49) will be delivered during the period of the Local Plan to assist with the self-containment of the settlement and meeting specific housing needs. Delivery will be monitored through the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR). This more limited scale of growth reflects Stoke sub Hamdon's smaller scale and nature.


7.74 It is proposed that up to 2.0 hectares of employment land will be delivered during the period of the Local Plan to promote the self-containment of the settlement and cater for the proposed additional housing.


7.75 As set out in Policy EP9, Stoke sub Hamdon is a Local Centre in retail terms and the focus for any new retail development should be within the defined Town Centre. Proposals for retail development in excess of 250 sq m will be required to undertake a Retail Impact Assessment.


7.76 The Infrastructure Plan (IDP) has identified the requirement for the extension of formal pitches & changing facilities, the expansion of existing youth facilities, play equipment and open space/natural green space provision.


7.77 The following delivery bodies will be key in implementing the proposed development at Stoke sub Hamdon:

  • South Somerset District Council
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Developers and Landowners
Monitoring Indicators Target
Completed housing development in Stoke sub Hamdon 55 homes built in Stoke sub Hamdon between 2006 and 2028
Completed employment land ('B' uses) in Stoke sub Hamdon 2 ha of 'B' use employment land built in Stoke sub Hamdon between 2006 and 2028