Neighbourhood Plans

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 (at the bottom of the page) 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 localplan@eastdevon.gov.uk

Parishes active in Neighbourhood Planning can be viewed by visiting the Neighbourhood Planning Interactive Map.

LATEST NEWS

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.

Parish Stage

Neighbourhood Area

Designation Date

Other Key Dates
Dunkeswell Neighbourhood Area Approved 16 October 2012  
Chardstock Neighbourhood Area Approved 16 October 2012  
Lympstone Neighbourhood Area Approved, revised Plan submitted and consultation taking place between 28th July and noon on 8th September 2014. 16 October 2012 Consultation 28.7.14-8.9.14
Broadclyst Neighbourhood Area approved subject to a revised area, excluding strategic allocations.  PDF file Reasons for the amended boundary and an amended plan are available to view and download here (160KB Portable Document Format - 04 November 2013 - PDF Help) 2 October 2013  
Woodbury Neighbourhood Area Approved. 12 June 2013  
Uplyme Neighbourhood Area Approved. 4 September 2013  
Axmouth Neighbourhood Area Approved. 2 October 2013  
Beer Neighbourhood Area Approved. 2 October 2013  
Axminster Neighbourhood Area Approved. 2 October 2013  
Luppitt Neighbourhood Area Approved. 30 October 2013  
Stockland Neighbourhood Area Approved. 30 October 2013  
Clyst Honiton Neighbourhood Area approved subject to a revised area, excluding strategic allocations. PDF file Reasons for the amended boundary and an amended plan are available to view and download here (701KB Portable Document Format - 30 April 2014 - PDF Help) 2 April 2014  
Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Area Approved 5 March 2014  
Broadhembury Neighbourhood Area Approved 5 March 2014  
Membury Neighbourhood Area Approved 2 April 2014  
Cotleigh Neighbourhood Area Approved 2 April 2014  
Upottery Neighbourhood Area Approved 2 April 2014  
Yarcombe Neighbourhood Area Approved 4 June 2014  
Newton Poppleford Neighbourhood Area Approved 4 June 2014  
Monkton Neighbourhood Area Approved 4 June 2014  
Otterton Neighbourhood Area Consultation ongoing until 29 July, 2014    
Rockbeare Neighbourhood Area Consultation ongoing until 29 August 2014    
Aylesbeare Neighbourhood Area Consultation ongoing until 1 September 2014    
Feniton Neighbourhood Area Consultation ongoing until 1 September 2014    
       

Applications for designation as Neighbourhood Areas are currently being considered in the following Parishes:

Feniton Parish Council have requested that all of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal will be available to comment upon until 1 September 2014. Comments should be made to Claire Rodway, Planning Policy, EDDC, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or by e-mail to crodway@eastdevon.gov.uk

PDF file Application Form (91KB Portable Document Format - 21 July 2014 - PDF Help)

PDF file Application Map (947KB Portable Document Format - 21 July 2014 - PDF Help)

PDF file Publicity Notice (88KB Portable Document Format - 21 July 2014 - PDF Help)

Aylesbeare Parish Council have requested that part of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal will be available to comment upon until 1 September 2014. Comments should be made to Claire Rodway, Planning Policy, EDDC, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or by e-mail to crodway@eastdevon.gov.uk

PDF file Application Form (232KB Portable Document Format - 21 July 2014 - PDF Help)

PDF file Publicity Notice (95KB Portable Document Format - 21 July 2014 - PDF Help)

Rockbeare Parish Council have requested that part of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal will be available to comment upon until 29 August 2014. Comments should be made to Claire Rodway, Planning Policy, EDDC, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or by e-mail to crodway@eastdevon.gov.uk

PDF file Application Form (230KB Portable Document Format - 16 July 2014 - PDF Help)

PDF file Publicity Notice (500KB Portable Document Format - 16 July 2014 - PDF Help)

Otterton Parish Council have requested that the whole of their Parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The proposal will be available to comment upon until 29 July 2014. Comments should be made to Claire Rodway, Planning Policy, EDDC, Knowle, Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or by e-mail to crodwa@yeastdevon.gov.uk

PDF file Application Form (169KB Portable Document Format - 17 June 2014 - PDF Help)

PDF file Publicity Notice (86KB Portable Document Format - 17 June 2014 - PDF Help)

Before you start please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

GETTING STARTED

An organisation (funded by the Government as part of their Localism agenda) called My Community Rights has a dedicated web-page on Neighbourhood Planning. We suggest that you read this before starting as it provides a comprehensive overview of Neighbourhood Planning and the other community rights set out in the Localism Act. This website also sets out what funding is available from the Government and enables you to apply for funding online. You will first need to complete the simple eligibility checker on the website and then will be given access to the grant application form. Example funding applications are provided for guidance and we are happy to help if we can.

Once you have decided that your community would like to produce a Neighbourhood Plan we suggest that you read Locality's Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide which is available to download from their website -  http://locality.org.uk/resources/neighbourhood-planning-roadmap-guide/ . This provides a detailed step-by-step guide to undertaking the process.

If you require paper copies of this information please contact us.

We are in the process of producing guidance to advise and support groups undertaking Neighbourhood Planning

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

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

The Localism Act is the legislation which enables Neighbourhood Plans to be produced

The Plain English Guide to the Localism Act

A Simple Guide for Ward Councillors

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 PDF file written guidelines on how to incorporate woods and trees into your Neighbourhood Plan (223KB Portable Document Format - 17 January 2014 - PDF Help).  

English Heritage has some guidance on its web-site about incorporating the historic environment into Neighbourhood Plans.

The web-site 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

Please note that East Devon District Council cannot accept responsibility for the content of external web-sites.

Page last updated on 23 July 2014