► Local Plan options consultation ran from 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
Adopted Policy at a glance
|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 June 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||The Council has consulted on options for new Local Plan strategy and site allocations. The final version of the Local Plan is expected to be published for consultation in September 2014.|
|Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension - masterplanning||Two stages of consultation on the Masterplanning of this allocated urban extension have taken place. The decision on whether to adopt the masterplan will be taken in spring 2014.|
|Heritage Assets Register||The Council has produced a list of sites and features in Mid Devon that have historic value and importance to local communities. The register is updated whenever information about additional heritage assets becomes available.|
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).