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Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan approved at Referendum

The referendum results recorded 84.55% 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 Tiverton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

The Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the statutory development plan for the Tiverton 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 14 December.

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



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

Following submission of the Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan and the subsequent 6 week publicity period (see below), the District Council in co-operation with Tiverton Town Council, appointed Deborah McCann 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 Tiverton 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?

Tiverton Town Council, as the qualifying body, formally submitted the Tiverton 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 7th January 2022.

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 Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website at: Home - Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan

*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 255255.*

The Regulation 16 Publicity Period concluded on Friday 18th February 2022.


Representations received are as follows:

01 National Highways

02 The Coal Authority

03 Richard Bunning

04 Elaine Greensmith

05 Natural England

06 Goff Welchman

07 Jeremy Edmanson

08 Dermot Elworthy

09 David Randell

10 Shona Moore

11 Jose Kimber

12 Stuart Jarvis

13 Stephen Ponder

14 Theatres Trust

15 R W Estates Trading Ltd

16 Historic England

17 Tiverton Community Arts Theatre

18 NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

19 Tiverton High School

20 Devon Historic Environment Team (late response)

21 Victoria Pugh (late response)


When was the area for the Neighbourhood Plan designated?

The Tiverton Neighbourhood Area was designated 12 November 2018. The area designation documents are listed as follows:

The representations received are as follows:

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