Health and Community Policies

A key aim of the Shepton Mallet Neighbourhood Plan is to create a strong, vibrant and healthy community, able to access local services which reflect the specific needs of the residents of Shepton Mallet.

To achieve this, it is important for the Neighbourhood Plan to identify the appropriate community facilities. Paragraph 28 of the National Planning Policy Framework highlights the importance for neighbourhood plans to promote the retention and development of local services and community facilities. Shepton Mallet currently benefits from a Health Campus which provides both surgery and diagnostic services as well as community hospital and health promoting services. NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board (ICB) called NHS Somerset is responsible for the planning and funding of this provision.