A new planning system is giving local communities the opportunity to get involved in deciding where development in their area should go. East Devon District Council is committed to supporting communities who want to get involved
We have set up this Neighbourhood Plan webpage to keep you informed on progress with plans to date and to provide links to information which we think you will find useful. Please note we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.
We hope that the information on this page will answer most questions but, if you would like to discuss Neighbourhood Plans please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01395 571533 or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep an eye on this section which will provide regular updates on where each local Council is in terms of planning for their local area.
|Other Key Dates|
|Dunkeswell||Neighbourhood Area Approved||16 October 2012|
|Chardstock||Neighbourhood Area Approved||16 October 2012|
|Lympstone||Neighbourhood Area Approved, Draft Plan produced and consultation imminent||16 October 2012|
|Broadclyst||Neighbourhood Area Consultation finished. Committee consideration awaited.||Awaited|
|Woodbury||Neighbourhood Area Consultation finished. Committee consideration awaited.||Awaited|
|Uplyme||Neighbourhood Area Consultation ongoing until 5 July 2013|
Uplyme Parish Council have requested that the whole of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal will be available to comment upon until 5 July 2013. Comments should be made to Claire Rodway, Planning Policy,EDDC, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or be e.mail to email@example.com
Broadclyst Parish Council have requested that the whole of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The consultation has now finished and a report is due to be considered by the Council's Cabinet shortly.
Woodbury Parish Council have requested that the whole of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The consultation has now finished and a report is due to be considered by the Council's Cabinet shortly.
On Tuesday 16th October 2012 the Development Management Committee agreed to designate the following Neighbourhood Areas:
Chardstock Parish- proposed by Chardstock Parish Council
Dunkeswell Parish- proposed by Dunkeswell Parish Council
Lympstone Parish- proposed by Lympstone Parish Council
The applications for designation and maps identifying the (now) designated areas are available through the links below:
Before you start please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
The draft East Devon Local Plan explains how neighbourhood plans might work in East Devon. This link will be added shortly.
CPRE have a comprehensive website (part funded by Government) 'Planning Help'which sets out the steps involved in producing a Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 set out how neighbourhood plans have to be prepared
Evidence will be key to Neighbourhood Planning. In preparation of our Planning Policy documents we use a wide range of evidence based studies which are available to view here.
In some cases a Sustainability Appraisal and/or a Strategic Environmental Assessment may be required. We intend to commission guidance to assist communities producing Neighbourhood Plans. In the meantime, further advice can be found here.
Planning Aid has a website dedicated to Neighbourhood Planning to support people and communities who are using new powers under the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood plans. Go to www.ourneighbourhoodplanning.org.uk/
The Woodland Trust has written guidelines on how to incorporate woods and trees into your Neighbourhood Plan.
The English Heritage ran a workshop to illustrate how to consider built heritage in Neighbourhood Planning. Click here to view English Heritage factsheets and advice.
Other useful wesbites you may like to refer to include:
An organisation called My Community Rights has a dedicated page on Neighbourhood Planning - www.mycommunityrights.org.uk/neighborhood-planning/
The wesbite for Dorest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a 'Traffic in Villages' toolkit - www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/our-work/rural-roads/traffic-in-villages-toolkit
Locality has a Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide which is available to download from their website - http://locality.org.uk/resources/neighbourhood-planning-roadmap-guide/
Page last updated on 21 May 2013