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Posted On: 08-02-2021
Posted In: Planning

Image of New HousingMid Devon District Council is launching a Call for Sites process to inform a new Local Plan for Mid Devon.

The development potential of sites put forward during the Call will be assessed by local authority officers and a panel of representatives from the housing and economic development industries. The conclusions will be published in a ‘Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment’ (HELAA). The HELAA will form part of the evidence base for a new Local Plan for Mid Devon.

The Call for Sites will run from 8 February to 22 March 2021.

Cllr Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration said:

“We’re providing an opportunity for individuals and organisations to suggest sites that they think have the potential to be developed for housing and economic development. We’re also keen to hear about land that may be suitable for renewable energy development, custom and self-build and habitat creation. This is an important first step in our ambitious plans to review our Local Plan for Mid Devon to ensure it fully responds to the climate emergency, whilst ensuring we locate the right types of development in the right places that meet the needs of our local communities.”

If you wish to submit details of a site(s) for assessment in the HELAA, please complete our online form. The form and guidance note to help you complete it can be found at:, together with further details of the HELAA process. You do not have to own a site in order to suggest it for development. However, you will need to provide us with the landowner’s details so that we can contact them. We also ask that you speak to the landowner before submitting details of the site.

For further information please contact the Forward Planning Team on 01884 255255 or email

Please note that the HELAA is a technical assessment of sites that could potentially contribute towards the future supply of housing and employment. The inclusion of sites in a HELAA should not be seen as an intention to allocate these sites for development, or that planning permission will be granted.