Mid Devon District Council is reviewing the Local Plan, which currently includes the Core Strategy, the Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document and Development Management Policies.

The Local Plan Review will guide development in the district over a 20 year period and aims to ensure that new homes, jobs and services needed by communities are located in the most sustainable places. It will also help deliver the infrastructure, facilities and other developments needed to make this possible.

The Local Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination. The documents submitted by the Council for examination can be viewed here. For the latest information on the examination process please see the Local Plan Review Examination page.

Latest Updates

November 2018:

CIL Viability Evidence Update

The council has published additional viability evidence. Please click here for more information.

October 2018:

Inspector’s letter following the Preliminary Hearings

Following preliminary hearings in September 2018, the Council received a letter from the Inspector setting out his preliminary conclusions and advising on the next steps for the examination process. For more information, please see the Examination Hearings section of the Local Plan Review Examination webpage.

September 2018:

Local Plan Review Examination Preliminary Hearings

Preliminary hearings into Policy J27 Land at Junction 27 and associated policies SP2 Higher Town, Sampford Peverell and TIV16 Blundells School, took place on 20th and 21st September 2018.

Further information on the Examination Hearings, associated documents and contact details for the Programme Officer can be found on the Local Plan Review Examination page.

August 2018:

Cullompton Eastern Relief Road and Potential Strategic Motorway Improvement

Work on a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to consider the construction of a relief road and motorway junction system to the east of Cullompton town centre has now been completed. Further information can be found here. 

May 2018:

A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 10th May 2018.

The new LDS sets in place an updated timescale for the review of the Core Strategy and the Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (AIDPD), to form one overall Local Plan.

April 2018:

Independent Review of Sustainability Appraisal Update 2017 submitted to Inspector

An independent assessment of the Local Plan's Sustainability Appraisal (SA) was completed in January 2018 and considered the Sustainability Appraisal to be proportionate and appropriate to meet the legal requirements. Changes to the Sustainability Appraisal Update (2017) were recommended by the independent consultants to improve the clarity of this document.

Further information, including details on the subsequent public consultation can be found here.

March 2017:

Submission of Local Plan Review (31 March 2017)

The Mid Devon Local Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination.  The Secretary of State has appointed Mr Paul Griffiths BSc (Hons) BArch IHBC to conduct the examination and to report to the Council in due course. Submission documents can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

The Inspector will examine the Local Plan Review and all comments received during the public consultation. Part of the process will involve hearing sessions where those invited to attend by the Inspectorate, will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the Inspector.

The Local Plan Review Examination page  will be regularly updated with the most recent information on the Examination Hearings and Documents. Contact details for the Programme Officer can also be found on this page.

View the Submission Documents Here


The Council received 739 submissions to the Local Plan review (proposed modifications) consultation which took place between 3rd January and 14th February 2017 . 

You can search all representations received by policy, surname, ID number or organisation.  These are now available online using the search facility below:

Search Facility

To view a pdf of representations received and listed in policy order please use the link below:

Representations in Policy Order

If you have any queries please contact the Forward Planning Team on 01884 234344.

Future Local Plan e-updates

To keep you up to date in an efficient manner we intend to rely more heavily on e-mails in the future. This will make an important contribution to making the best use of public funds and will also have environmental benefits of reducing paper usage. If you have not provided us with an e-mail address please provide this along with your representation.

What has happened previously?

What has happened previously and responses to consultations on the Local Plan Review can be viewed on the History page.


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