► Local Plan options consultation runs 24th January to 24th March 2014. Find out more on the Local Plan Review page.
► Neighbourhood Plan for Crediton - Town Council applies for designation as a neighbourhood area. Find out more on he Neighbourhood Planning page
► Neighbourhood Plan for Cullompton - Town Council applies for designation as a neighbourhood area. Find out more on the Neighbourhood Planning page
► Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension - consultation ended on 1st February 2014 and representations have now been published. Find out more on the Masterplanning page.
► Local Plan part 3 adopted. View the Local Plan.
What we do
The Council's Forward Planning team produces planning policies to help steer development over the next 15-20 years
|Core Strategy (Local Plan Part 1, adopted 2007)||Includes strategic policies such as targets for housing, employment and retail development. The Core Strategy does not allocate specific sites for development.|
|Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (Local Plan Part 2, adopted 2010)|
Allocates land for development and sets strategic policy on affordable housing and infrastructure provision.
|Local Plan Part 3: Development Management Policies (adopted 2013)||Contains detailed policies to manage development, such as policies on design, parking, community facilities and heritage.|
|Supplementary Planning Documents||Supplementary Planning Documents include additional policies that focus on a specific subject, such as air quality or affordable housing.|
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the national policy on local plan-making and development management. The Framework includes a 'presumption in favour of sustainable development'.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new tier into the planning system, empowering local communities to produce neighbourhood plans and have these adopted as part of the Development Plan.
The NPPF reintroduced the terminology of 'Local Plans' to describe the Development Plan Documents produced by the Council. As a result, the Core Strategy and Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (AIDPD) have now been suffixed with the term 'Local Plan'. The Core Strategy represents Part 1, the AIDPD Part 2 and the development management policies are titled Local Plan Part 3.
The Council's Forward Planning team is working towards the following:
|Community Infrastructure Levy|
This is a new levy on development to help fund essential infrastructure. The draft Charging Schedule has undergone an independent examination and has been set at £40 per sq.m for residential development. The levy is expected to come into force in early 2014, from which time the Supplementary Planning Documents on air quality and public open space will no longer be used to secure developer contributions.
|Local Plan Review||We are now embarking on a comprehensive review of all Local Plan policies, including strategic options for development and land allocations. Initial consultation took place in July 2013.|
|Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension - masterplanning||A draft masterplan has been prepared for the development of the area around Post Hill, on the east side of Tiverton.|
|Heritage Assets Register||In 2012 we consulted parish councils and local interest groups on which aspects of the built environment are most valued by communities. The draft Register of Heritage Assets was published for comments in November 2013.|
Devon County Council controls development relating to waste and minerals.
In addition to the policies listed above, the Local Development Framework includes the Local Development Scheme (setting a timetable for policies to be produced) and the Statement of Community Involvement (our commitment to consultation and public participation in the planning process).