This is a collection of links to National legislation but it is not intended to be exhaustive. It is designed to be a ‘one stop’ resource for the things we think people will most often be researching. We will keep it up to date, and add to it, as best we can but we are not professionals and so you should not rely on these links in the way you would rely on professional advice. It is your responsibility to check that any legislation is still current.
The Localism Act 2011 generally governs Local Authorities but occasionally mentions Parish Councils. The parts most relevant to Sidmouth may be :-
Part 1, chaper 6 Predetermination
Part 1, chapter 7 Standards
Part 5 Community Empowerment
Part 6 Planning
Part 7 Housing
Schedule 4 Conduct of local government members
Schedule 12 Neighbourhood Planning: Consequential Amendments
The National Planning Policy Framework
Full document NPPF 2019
Annotated personal extracts 2018 version
Local Enterprise Partnerships
The Authorities within the Heart of the South West LEP
National Local Growth Assurance Framework April 2019
Website of the Heart of the SWLEP
National strategy for sustainable development includes
Joint Nature Conservation Committee Action Plan 2006
Links to Ministry documents
Taking Part Focus on Heritage 2017
Heritage Statement 2017
Heritage Statement: One year on 2018
Coastal Communities, and funding we have missed out on.
Lyme, Beer and Exmouth have Costal Communities teams so the statement that Sidmouth would have been too prosperous to qualify might not be accurate. We need to be alert for future opportunities.
Coastal Communities Gov.uk
Coastal revival fund 2018 (closed)
Coastal Communities Fund 2018, £40 million (closed)
Flood and coastal erosion management authorities
Flood and coastal risk management strategy
There are many Charities in Sidmouth and the Town Council is Trustee for some of them. This means that every Town Councillors is a Trustee and needs to know Charity Law.
Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 This legislation increased the powers of the Charity Commission. Guidance notes from the Charity Commission are on the National Guidance of importance to Sidmouth page