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Silverton Neighbourhood Plan approved at Referendum

The referendum results recorded 90.53% of votes in favour of the neighbourhood plan.

Voters were asked the following question:

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

The Silverton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory development plan for the Silverton 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 24 April.

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

 

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

Following the conclusion of the examination the Examiner issued the report on 2 November 2023. The report can be viewed below:

Public Hearing

The Examiner for Silverton Neighbourhood Plan, John Slater is calling for a Hearing relating to submitted Silverton Neighbourhood Plan. The Hearing was held on 29 September 2023 at The Community Hall in Silverton. Members of public may attend the hearing.

For more information see: Silverton notice of public hearing.

Examination

Following submission of the Silverton Neighbourhood Plan and the subsequent 6 week publicity period (see below), the District Council in co-operation with Silverton Parish Council, appointed John Slater 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 Silverton Parish Council and Mid Devon District council in relation to several policies in the Neighbourhood Plan, responses to Regulation 16 consultation etc. Please see links to the documents below for further details:

Examiner’s Question (28/04/23)

Silverton Parish Council response

MDDC response

Responses to Regulation 16 Consultation

Appeal 18/02019/MOUT

Examiner’s Questions (19/06/23)

Silverton Parish Council response

MDDC response

Silverton notice of public hearing


Regulation 16 re-consultation

Following the examiner’s comments and recommendations, Mid Devon District Council re-consulted on the Silverton Neighbourhood Plan, specifically on the Environment Report (September 2022) prepared by the consultant AECOM.

Formal Confirmation of Submission Plan acceptance by Mid Devon District Council

Mid Devon District Council has prepared a formal Notice of Publication.

Copies of the relevant Neighbourhood Plan documents are available below:

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

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 customerservices@middevon.gov.uk or contact us on 01884 255 255.

The Regulation 16 Publicity Period concluded on Tuesday 29th August 2023. Representations received are as follows:


When was the Neighbourhood Plan submitted?

Silverton Parish Council, as the qualifying body, has formally submitted the Silverton Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council for the Publicity Stage, as required by the neighbourhood planning regulations.

The submission materials have been reviewed and checked to ensure regulatory compliance. Formal confirmation of our acceptance of the plan to proceed to the Regulation 16 Publicity Period was provided on 16 January 2023.

Notice of Publication


Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents:

Additional documents that provide evidence of the context and process of the Silverton Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website.

* 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 customerservices@middevon.gov.uk or contact us on 01884 255 255.


The Regulation 16 Publicity Period concluded on Friday 3 March 2023. Representations received are as follows:

01 National Highways
02 Network Rail
03 The Coal Authority
04 Devon & Cornwall Police
05 Exmoor National Park Authority
06 Bradninch Town Council
07 The Devon Countryside Access Forum
08 National Grid
09 Natural England
10 Delwyn Matthews
11 Beth Hale
12 Environment Agency
13 Mid Devon District Council

When was the area for the Neighbourhood Plan designated?

The Silverton Neighbourhood Area was designated 7 July 2014. The area designation documents are listed as follows:


Representations Received

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