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NEWS!

► The Mid Devon Local Plan Review has been adopted at an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council held on 29th July, You can view the adoption statement here. The full press release can be viewed here.

► The revised Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination.Click here for more information on CIL.

► Future Local Plan e-updates. Get instant updates as soon as a consultation starts by providing us with an e-mail address.

What we do

The Council's Forward Planning team produces planning policies to help steer development over the next 15-20 years. 

Adopted Policy at a glance

North West Cullompton Urban Extension SPD The North West Cullompton Urban Extension Masterplan was taken through two public consultations and was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 24 February 2016.
Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension SPD The Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension Masterplan was taken through two public consultations and was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 30 April 2014.
Mid Devon Local Plan Review 2013 – 2033 (adopted July 2020)  The Local Plan will guide development in the district over the period to 2033 and aims to ensure that new homes, jobs and services needed 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. The Local Plan contains strategic policies (such as targets for housing and employment provision), allocates land for specific types of development and provides detailed policies to manage development.
Supplementary Planning Documents Supplementary Planning Documents include additional policies that focus on a specific subject, such as air quality or affordable housing.
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (Adopted 2016) The Statement of Community Involvement sets out the Council’s policy on consultation and public participation when local plans or supplementary planning documents are prepared and planning applications considered.

National Policy

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the national policy on local plan-making and development management. The Framework includes a 'presumption in favour of sustainable development'.

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new tier into the planning system, empowering local communities to produce neighbourhood plans and have these adopted as part of the Development Plan.

The NPPF reintroduced the terminology of 'Local Plans' to describe the Development Plan Documents produced by the Council.

 

The Council's Forward Planning team is working towards the following: 

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is currently being reviewed. The CIL Draft Charging Schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination.

Heritage Assets Register

The Council has produced a list of sites and features in Mid Devon that have historic value and importance to local communities. The register is updated whenever information about additional heritage assets becomes available.

Other policies

Devon County Council controls development relating to waste and minerals.

Local communities, through Parish and Town Councils, produce Neighbourhood Plans, which alongside Local Plans form part of the area’s statutory Development Plan. 

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