► Call for sites - landowners asked to submit sites as part of the SHLAA process; ends Friday 28th June. Go to the SHLAA page for more information.
► Masterplanning the Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension - initial consultation runs 3rd to 31st May. Go to the Masterplanning page for more information.
► New Local Development Scheme adopted in May 2013. This sets out the timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan. For more information go to the Local Development Scheme page.
► Local Plan Inspector proposes modifications to the plan. Have your say before 7th June. Find out more on the Examination page.
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 (adopted 2006)||Contains detailed policies to manage development, such as policies on design, parking, community facilities and heritage. Parts of the Local Plan have been superseded.|
|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 has 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 emerging development management policies are titled Local Plan Part 3.
The Council's Forward Planning team is working towards the following:
|Local Plan Part 3: Development Management Policies||The new Local Plan (LP3) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. This plan is intended to replace the remaining parts of the Local Plan that was adopted in 2006. See the Examination page for more information.|
|Community Infrastructure Levy|
This is a new levy on development to help fund essential infrastructure. The draft Charging Schedule has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination. Once CIL is adopted the Supplementary Planning Documents on air quality and public open space will no longer be used to secure developer contributions.
|Green Infrastructure Plan|
The draft Green Infrastructure Plan evaluates the green spaces in the district and proposes a strategy for future enhancement and investment.
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).