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The current Mid Devon Local Plan was adopted by the Council in July 2020 and has a lifespan to 2033. This will help guide multi-million pound investment across the district which will benefit Mid Devon and its communities and provide greater certainty about where new homes, employment and other uses will be located to meet our needs, together with new schools, roads and other supporting infrastructure. It will also help us regenerate our town centres and protect and enhance those parts of Mid Devon where we do not wish to see un-planned development taking place, including the open countryside and high quality landscapes.

The current Mid Devon Local Plan is in force alongside the Devon Minerals and Waste Plans, and the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan that was ‘made’ in July 2021, to help guide planning applications submitted to the Council for determination and the decisions made on these. However, there is a legal requirement for a review of the Local Plan to be completed in five years. To achieve this we have started the preparation of Plan Mid Devon now. The new Local Plan will have regard to the latest national planning policies, practice guidance and thinking about how best to plan in the context of a national housing crisis, economic recovery and the challenges of a climate emergency. It will also ensure Mid Devon will continue to benefit from a plan-led approach for development to meet our current and future needs over a longer time period to 2043.

Consultation on the Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation 18 Issues Paper took place from 31st January -28 March 2022. This was the first stage in preparing the new Local Plan in which we sought views about what the new Local Plan will include and how Mid Devon should be planned for in the future. Below you will find the series of materials provided as part of this consultation:

Plan Mid Devon - An Introduction by Cllr Richard Chesterton

We are preparing a new Local Plan for Mid Devon

Priority 1 - Responding to the climate emergency and moving to a net-zero carbon future

Priority 2 - Delivering development, infrastructure and regeneration to meet our needs

Priority 3 - Addressing housing affordability and improving choice

Priority 4 - Protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment

Priority 5 - Improving our health and well-being

Priority 6 - Supporting rural vitality and a prosperous rurual economy


 

 


 

The Issues Paper and supporting documents can be found below:

Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation 18 Issues Consultation

While the Issues Paper is available to download for free, if you would like to have your own paper copy, they are available to buy for £10. To buy one, you will need to call our Customer Services team on 01884 255255 and ask for a copy of the ‘Local Plan Issues Paper’. You will be asked to provide your name, address and payment details. A copy of the document will then be posted to you.

 


 

Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation 18 Issues Consultation (Print version)

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Sustainable Development and Six Top Priorities
3.0 Our Mid Devon Vision and Objectives
4.0 Responding to the Climate Emergency and Moving to Net-Zero Carbon
5.0 Access to New Technologies and Digital Communications
6.0 Meeting Housing Needs
7.0 Supporting our Businesses and Jobs
8.0 Infrastructure and How We Travel
9.0 Our Natural and Historic Built Environment
10.0 Improving Our Health and Well-Being
11.0 How Our Places Look and are Used
12.0 Our Towns and Their Environs
13.0 Our Rural Areas and Villages
14.0 Culm Garden Village
15.0 Proposals at Junction 27 M5 Motorway
16.0 A Sustainable Distribution of Development Across Mid Devon
17.0 Next Steps
Appendix 1 - Glossary
References


 

Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation 18 Issues Consultation Summary Paper

Plan Mid Devon Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Plan Mid Devon Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Non-Technical Summary

Equalities Impact Assessment Screening Report

Statement of Representations Procedure

Statement of Availability of Proposed Documents

 

How to Get Involved

Consultation on the Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation 18 Issues Paper, took place from 31 January – 28 March 2022.

Representations on Plan Mid Devon 2023-2043 Regulation Issues Paper, its associated Sustainability Appraisal or any other associated documents could be submitted in the following ways:

Onllne Survey (preferred method)

QR code for our Plan Mid Devon survey

E-mail to planmiddevon@middevon.gov.uk

 

Letter posted/delivered to:

Mid Devon District Council

Plan Mid Devon Consultation

Forward Planning

Phoenix House

Phoenix Lane

Tiverton

 

The following statement was provided as part of the consultation.

When making a representation you must include your name and full postal address, otherwise your comments cannot be registered. Representations will be treated as public documents and will be published online following the consultation. This will include the name and address of the representation, all other personable identifiable information will be redacted. For full information on how we use your data please see our privacy notice on Development Plan Documents.

 

Events 

Event How to join us

Monday 7 February 3.30 - 4.30pm

Introduction to Plan Mid Devon

+ Question and Answers

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92806230903?pwd=Y1BWZzgyODFTUUtEdEo2OER0MTJOUT09

Thursday 10 February 6.00 – 7.00pm

Climate Change and Plan Mid Devon

+ Question and Answers

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96284411377?pwd=anQ4Uzk1OXU4ZFhqTDBBalY1ZThvQT09

 

 

 

Monday 14 February 10.30 -11.30am

Introduction to Plan Mid Devon

+ Question and Answers*

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94838271260?pwd=Y1pNbHFzT3ljVmxpN05lOE9uUG9Edz09

 

 

 

Wednesday 16  February 6.00 – 7.00pm

Housing and Plan Mid Devon

+ Question and Answers

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92033544135?pwd=RnFXbmJFa0xrMG1oZjhtOXptclZndz09

With the announcement of the lifting of National ‘Plan B’ Covid 19 restrictions in January the following public drop in events have been organised.

Thursday 3 March 9.00am – 12.00pm

Public drop in event

Crediton Lords Meadow Leisure Centre - Sports Hall

This is a face to face event. To keep everyone as safe as possible from Covid-19 please take a negative lateral flow test before arriving.

We encourage you to wear a face mask at the event if you are able to.

There may be a one way system and a maximum capacity of the venue at any one time to enable social distancing.

Monday 7 March 9.30am – 12.30pm

Public drop in event

Tiverton Phoenix House – Phoenix Chambers

This is a face to face event. To keep everyone as safe as possible from Covid-19 please take a negative lateral flow test before arriving.

We encourage you to wear a face mask at the event if you are able to.

There may be a one way system and a maximum capacity of the venue at any one time to enable social distancing.

Tuesday 8 March 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Public drop in event

Cullompton Community Centre – Hillersden Suite

This is a face to face event. To keep everyone as safe as possible from Covid-19 please take a negative lateral flow test before arriving.

We encourage you to wear a face mask at the event if you are able to.

There may be a one way system and a maximum capacity of the venue at any one time to enable social distancing.

*This will have the same content as the event on the 7th February

 

You can take a look at the Exhibition Boards here:

Board One - Welcome to our consultation about Plan Mid Devon

Board Two - About the Plan Mid Devon Issues Paper

Board Three - About Mid Devon - Did You Know?

Board Four - Responding to the climate emergency and moving to a net-zero carbon future

Board Five - Improving our health and well-being

Board Six - Access to new technologies and digital communications

Board Seven - Meeting housing needs

Board Eight - Supporting our businesses and jobs

Board Nine - Infrastructure and how we travel

Board Ten - Town centre vitality and viability

Board Eleven - Safeguarding our historic built environment and designing new places

Board Twelve - Natural Environment

Board Thirteen - Supporting rural vitality and a prosperous rural economy

Board Fourteen - Culm Garden Village

Board Fifteen - Proposals at Junction 27, M5 Motorway

Board Sixteen - Plan Mid Devon with us - Where to find out more and have your say

  

A timeline of the key stages of the Local Plan Review is set out in our Local Development Scheme.

Further updates as the Plan progresses will be provided on this page. Those that wish to be contacted directly on planning policy matters including Local Plan consultations please send your contact details to planningconsultations@middevon.gov.uk. For details on how we process your data please see our privacy notice.


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