Time to Speak up on Cullompton’s Future
The revitalisation of Cullompton’s town centre is taking another step closer to reality with the launch of three public consultations this month.
Working closely with Historic England and Devon County Council the team at Mid Devon is looking to hear what residents and businesses think of plans for the town centre, Cullompton’s Conservation Area and a separate project to improve public spaces in the town.
A public consultation event on three documents supporting the projects will run between 28th June and 9th August 2021 and there are many ways you can get in touch and have your say.
Councillor Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to influence how the Cullompton of the future should look. It is your opportunity to say how you would like the town to develop, what you want to see protected and what your priorities for your town are. These events provide a great opportunity for residents, businesses and anyone with an interest in the area to comment on the key plans for the town, be that in person, online or by post.”
The Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan
The Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan, once adopted by the District Council, will form the basis for the regeneration of the town; enhancing the town’s economic prospects and providing a clear strategy for the town to meet its full potential as an attractive and thriving town post COVID-19 and into the future. The Draft Masterplan has been prepared by consultants.
A stage one consultation event was held between February and April of last year. The comments raised at this first stage have informed the Draft Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan which is now available for you to comment on.
Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
The Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan explains and records the special architectural and historic interest of Cullompton’s Conservation Area and identifies opportunities for enhancement. The District Council has a statutory duty to review the conservation area from time to time and a number of additions and deletions to the conservation area boundary are proposed. The Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan also identifies a number of properties that are thought to be worthy of including as Important Unlisted Buildings and other important features.
The district council welcomes your comments on the Cullompton Conservation Area and Management Plan and the changes proposed through it.
Cullompton Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project
The Cullompton Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project is focused around the Higher Bullring and Fore Street area of Cullompton and the District Council is seeking your views on what form these enhancements should take. The first phase of works will focus on the Higher Bullring area which provides an important focal point to the town centre. This initiative is part of the wider High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme to enhance the historic fabric of the town led by Mid Devon District Council and has a grant of up to £1.1 million from Historic England with match funding from the District Council, Devon County Council, Cullompton Town Council and the private sector. This public realm project, delivered in partnership with Devon County Council, will seek to enhance the heritage setting of the Higher Bullring while providing an extended community space for community events and cultural activities. The District Council is seeking your views on this project.
Officers will be available throughout the consultation period to respond to any comments or concerns you may have. You can contact them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone:
- Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan - Mrs Christie McCombe - 07976 299 247
- Cullompton Heritage Action Zone and Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project - Mr Chris Scobie - 07977 929 073
- Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan - Mr Greg Venn - 07816 362 501
You can also view all the documentation at:
- The Hayridge Centre, Devon Centre, 1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton, EX15 1DJ (during normal working hours) or
- Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton, EX15 1JX (every Tuesday or Thursday morning between 10am – 2pm) from 28th June to 9th August.
Paper copies of a Question Summary Sheet (to assist those wishing to comment) will be available from the Hayridge Centre and Cullompton Community Centre from 28th June to 9th August 2021 during normal working hours. Your comments can be submitted at both locations in comments boxes that will be available.
Comments can also be added to our interactive street maps:
- Draft Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan
- Cullompton (HSHAZ) Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project
Written responses may be delivered or posted to either:
- Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan Public Consultation, The Hayridge Centre, 1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton, EX15 1DJ or
- Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan and Delivery Plan Public Consultation, Growth Economy and Delivery, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Tiverton, EX16 6PP.
Events including a public meeting about the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan will be held during the course of the consultation period. Further details will be made available via our website and on our social media profiles - Facebook / Twitter.
Members of staff from Mid Devon District Council will also be available at the Farmers' Market on 24th July between 9:30am and 12.30pm to answer questions about the Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan, the Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan and the Cullompton (HSHAZ) Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Project.
About High Street Heritage Action Zones
Historic England is working with local people and partners through grant funding and sharing our skills to help breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage and full of promise - unlocking their potential and making them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors. The High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme, backed by government funding, aims to help with the recovery of local high streets from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects.
About Historic England
We are Historic England the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches and battlefields to parks and pie shops. We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories these places tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.