Mid Devon District Council is reviewing the Local Plan for development in Mid Devon over the next 15-20 years, including the Core Strategy, the Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document and Development Management Policies.

Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications) Consultation


Consultation on the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications) runs from 3 January – 14 February 2017.

The Local Plan Review will guide development in the district over the next 20 years and is reaching the final stages in its preparation and development. It aims to make sure that new homes, jobs and services required 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.

Three previous consultations were held on the Local Plan Review. The first was held in July – August 2013 on the scope of the new Local Plan which set out the broad issues facing the district and invited people to put forward ideas and aspirations for how Mid Devon should develop over the coming years. Following this, an options consultation was held in January – March 2014 which invited people to look at the possible options available to meet the aspirations identified following the first consultation.

Consultation on the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission document was held February – April 2015 . At that time, it was intended that once these comments had been considered, the Local Plan would have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate later that year. However, following the consultation the need for additional technical work was identified in order to ensure that the evidence base would be more robust prior to submission. Since the spring 2015 consultation there have also been changes to national guidance and the supporting local plan evidence base which have led to the need for additional modifications. The plan has also been updated to reflect the Full Council decision taken on 22 September 2016 to propose an allocation of land at Junction 27 of the M5 for high quality tourism, leisure, retail and associated additional housing.

This consultation invites people to provide comments on the proposed modifications to the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission document. Any representations received at this stage will be submitted to the Secretary of State along with the Local Plan and other relevant documents. An independent inspector will then hold an Examination on the Local Plan which will take into account public and other opinion when judging whether the plan is sound.

The Local plan Review Proposed Submission document (incorporating proposed modifications) can be downloaded below.


View the documents


Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications) 

(Maps can be viewed on the Local Plan Review Maps page)

Local Plan Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications) Summary 


‘Updated’ Statement of Representations Procedure

‘Updated’ Statement of availability of proposed documents

Statement of Consultation before Publication

Schedule of Proposed Modifications

Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (February – April 2015) Consultation Summary Document)





Sustainability Appraisal

The Council has prepared an addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating the Strategic Environmental Assessment) which has been published alongside the local plan. Comments are invited on this document as well.

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum

The Sustainability Appraisal report consulted on during the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission consultation in 2015 can be downloaded below.


Sustainability Appraisal

Appendix 1 (Review of plans and programmes),

Appendix 2 (Part 1 Strategic policies and town allocations),

Appendix 2 (Part 2 Villages allocations),

Appendix 2 and 3 (Part DM policies and undeliverable sites),

Non-Technical summary

How to get involved

Consultation on the new Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications) takes place from 3 January – 14 February 2017. Please note that the consultation invites comments on proposed modifications only, and not the wider unchanged content of the Local Plan Review.

You can speak to a representative of Mid Devon District Council at public exhibitions, which are being held as follows:






Willand Village Hall

Wednesday 18th January

15:00 – 18:00


Phoenix House

Saturday 21st January

9:30 – 12:30


Crediton Boniface Centre

Wednesday 25th January

12:00 – 15:00


Uffculme Madgelake Hall

Thursday 26th January

16:00 – 19:00


Cullompton Town Hall

Monday 30th January

12:00 – 15:00

Sampford Peverell

Sampford Peverell Village Hall

Wednesday 1st February

15:00 – 18:00

Representations on the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (incorporating proposed modifications), its associated Sustainability Appraisal addendum or any other revised proposed submission documents can be submitted in the following ways:


  Local Plan Review Consultation

  Forward Planning

  Mid Devon District Council

  Phoenix House


  EX16 6PP


When making a representation you must include your name and full postal address, otherwise your comments cannot be registered. Addresses will only be used to inform people about the new plan and other planning matters.

Representations may request the opportunity to appear before and be heard by the person carrying out the examination. Representations may also be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specific address of any of the following:

  1. The submission of the Local Plan Review for independent examination under section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (the Act),

  2. The publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan Review under section 20 of the Act, and

  3. The adoption of the Local Plan Review.

    The deadline for responses is 14 February 2017. Responses must include a postal address, otherwise they cannot be registered. Addresses will only be used to inform people about the new plan and other planning policy matters.

    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.

Updated Timescale

A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 21st November 2016.

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).


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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