What we're doing
► The independent review of the Local Plan’s Sustainability Appraisal (SA) in relation to proposed modifications made to the Mid Devon Local Plan Review is now complete. A six week public consultation is now being undertaken on proposed amendments to the SA arising from this independent assessment. Click here for more information.
► The Planning Inspector postponed the first Examination Hearings due to take place on the 26 and 27 September at the request of Mid Devon District Council. This adjournment provided the opportunity for an independent review of the proposed Local Plan’s Sustainability Appraisal in relation to proposed modifications made to the Mid Devon Local Plan Review.
► The Local Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination. The Secretary of State has appointed Mr Paul Griffiths BSc (Hons) BArch IHBC to conduct the examination and to report to the Council in due course. Click here for more information.
► 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.|
|Core Strategy (Local Plan Part 1, adopted 2007)||Includes strategic policies such as targets for housing, employment and retail development. The Core Strategy does not allocate specific sites for development.|
|Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (Local Plan Part 2, adopted 2010)||
Allocates land for development and sets strategic policy on affordable housing and infrastructure provision.
|Local Plan Part 3: Development Management Policies (adopted 2013)||Contains detailed policies to manage development, such as policies on design, parking, community facilities and heritage.|
|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.|
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. As a result, the Core Strategy and Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (AIDPD) have now been suffixed with the term 'Local Plan'. The Core Strategy represents Part 1, the AIDPD Part 2 and the development management policies are titled Local Plan Part 3.
The Council's Forward Planning team is working towards the following:
The Community Infrastructure Levy is currently being reviewed alongside the Local Plan Review. The CIL Draft Charging Schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017 for examination.
Four stages of consultation for the new Local Plan have taken place. The Local Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March for examination.
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.
Devon County Council controls development relating to waste and minerals.
In addition to the policies listed above, the Local Development Framework includes the Local Development Scheme (setting a timetable for policies to be produced) and the Statement of Community Involvement (our commitment to consultation and public participation in the planning process).