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The Mid Devon Local Plan Review has been adopted at an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council held on 29th July, see Mid Devon Local Plan Review 2013 to 2033 Adoption Statement. View the full press release. The Mid Devon Local Plan Review 2013-2033 replaces the Core Strategy, AIDPD and Development Management policies that make up the previous Local Plan and are no longer in force.

Evidence Base

National policy requires local planning authorities to ensure that the Local Plan is based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of the area.  Evidence is also needed to support Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). Below is listed the evidence base for the new Local Plan Review.

Evidence for the current Core Strategy, Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document and Development Management Policies can be found on the Previous Local Plan Evidence page. Please note that some of the evidence for the current Local Plan has been used for the Local Plan Review and is therefore located under Local Plan Review evidence.

Evidence for specific sites which were consulted on in the Local Plan Review: Options Consultation


Local Plan Review Evidence Base

The evidence base for the Local Plan Review includes evidence commissioned for the Council and evidence produced in-house. The evidence base for the Local Plan Review also includes some site specific evidence for sites considered as options for development, some of which are proposed to be allocated.  Much of the site-specific evidence was commissioned by site promoters and submitted during previous consultations or to accompany planning applications.  It has not necessarily been endorsed by the Council.


Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment


Sustainability Appraisal Addendum (2017) 


Sustainability Appraisal Proposed Submission Report 2015

          >        Appendix 1

          >        Appendix 2 (part 1)   

          >        Appendix 2 (part 2) 

          >        Appendix 2 (part3 ) and Appendix 3   

          >        Non  -Technical Summary

Sustainability Appraisal Interim Report 2014

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report 2013




Renewable Energy, Carbon Reduction and Air Quality Study 2014

Habitats Regulations Assessment Report 2015

Habitats Regulations Assessment Addendum 2016

J27 Proposals: Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment Report (2016)

Landscape and Visual Appraisal 2014

          >        Figures       part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5

          >        Appendices       part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 , part 6, part 7

Open Space and Play Area Strategy 2014 (Part 1)

Open Space and Play Area Strategy 2014 (Part 2) - (including the following Area Profiles)

Area Profiles - Bampton  Bow  Bradninch  Chawleigh  Cheriton Bishop  Cheriton Fitzpaine  Copplestone  Crediton  Crediton Hamlets  Cullompton  Culmstock  Halberton  Hemyock  Holcombe Rogus  Kentisbeare  Lapford  Morchard Bishop  Newton St Cyres  Sampford Peverell Sandford  Silverton  Thorverton  Tiverton  Uffculme  Willand

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2014 - Main Report     Executive Summary     Appendices

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Consultation Summary

Air Quality Assessment Report 2014

Transport Assessment 2014

Strategic Highways Options Report 2014

Preliminary Transport Position Statement (December 2016)

Green Infrastructure Assessment 2013


Agricultural Land Classifications 2015

Landscape Character Assessment 2011

Killerton Setting Study 2013

Knightshayes Setting Study 2007

Cullompton Traffic Model Forecasting Report 2013

Cullompton Traffic Model Local Model Validation Report 2013

M5 Junction 28 Technical Note: VISSIM Modelling Analysis 2013

Cullompton Air Quality Action Plan 2009

Crediton Air Quality Action Plan 2006

Conservation Area Appraisals

Historic Environment Appraisal 2016

Town and Village Character Assessment 2012

          >        Introduction

          >        Evolution and Methodology

          >        Settlement Character Part 1

          >        Settlement Character Part 2

          >        Settlement Character Part 3

          >        Evaluation and Conclusions

          >        Appendices


Social Issues


Devon County Council Community Infrastructure Report

NEW - Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2015 - (Interim Report)

NEW - Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2015 - (FINAL REPORT)

Infrastructure Plan 2016

Equality Impact Assessment 2017

Corporate Plan 2016-2020




Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments, Reports and Availability

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Interim Report

NEW - Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Final Report - 2015

Note - Demographic scenarios associated with the impact of the J27/Westwood proposals can be found on the Site Specific Evidence Base page

Viability Assessment 2014

          >        Appendices

Viability Assessment: Addendum - Public Open Space, Accessible Dwellings & Self-Build Housing 2014

Viability Update and Review 2016



Summary of Commercial Land Availability 2016

Employment Land Review 2013

Retail Study 2012

          >        Appendix A

          >        Appendix B

          >        Appendix C

          >        Appendix D

          >        Appendix E

          >        Appendix F

          >        Appendix G

          >        Appendix H

          >        Appendix I

          >        Appendix J

          >        Appendix k

Strategic Commercial Land Availability Assessments, Reports and Availability

Tourism Study 2014

Rural Diversification Study Update 2012

Rural Diversification Study 2006


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