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Crediton Neighbourhood Plan approved at Referendum

The referendum results recorded 88% of votes in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Voters were asked the following the question:

“Do you want Mid Devon District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Crediton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The Crediton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory development plan for the Crediton area, alongside the Mid Devon Local Plan and the Devon Waste and Minerals Plans. It carries full weight for guiding planning applications submitted to the Council for determination and the decisions made on these. The plan will formally be adopted at a meeting of the Council on 26 October.

Further details and all required specific documents relating to the Crediton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum can be viewed below:


What was the outcome of the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan?

Following submission of the Crediton neighbourhood plan and the subsequent 6 week publicity period (see below), the District Council in co-operation with Crediton Town Council, appointed Barbara Maksymiw as the independent Examiner to carry out the examination of the plan. The Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the appointed examiner, along with supporting documents and representations received during the publicity period.  

During the examination the Examiner sought clarification from Crediton Town Council in relation to maps published in the Neighbourhood Plan, Design statement, responses to Regulation 14 consultation etc. Please see links to the documents below for further details:


When was the Neighbourhood Plan submitted?

Crediton Town Council, as the qualifying body, formally submitted the Crediton Neighbourhood Plan to us for the Publicity Stage, as required by the neighbourhood planning regulations. The submission materials have been reviewed and checked to ensure regulatory compliance and formal confirmation of our acceptance of the plan to proceed to the Regulation 16 Publicity Period was provided on 16th November 2021.

Subsequently we have issued a Notice of Publication.

Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents:

Additional documents that provide evidence of the context and process of the Crediton Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website at:

*These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format or to request the form in the post, please email or contact us on 01884 255255.*

The Regulation 16 Publicity Period concluded on Friday 14th January 2022. Representations received are as follows:

01  National Highways

02  Devon Countryside Access Forum

03  Devon and Cornwall Police

04  Morchard Bishop Parish Council

05  The Coal Authority

06  Boniface Trail Association

07  Natural England

08  Historic England

09  Sandford Parish Council

10  National Grid

11 Mid Devon District Council

When was the area for the Neighbourhood Plan designated?

The Crediton Neighbourhood Area was designated on 2nd July 2014. The area designation documents are listed as follows:

Crediton Neighbourhood Area Application          Crediton A3 Map of Parish

Crediton Neighbourhood Area Designation Letter

The representations received are as follows:

Rep 1 Waddeton Park

Rep 2 Pennington Family

Rep 3 Crediton Area History and Museum Society

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