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Posted On: 21-09-2022
Posted In: Planning

A draft Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the East Cullompton urban extension is being published today for public consultation. 

East Cullompton is allocated as a mixed-use development through policies CU7 to CU12 of the Mid Devon Local Plan 2013-2033 and has the potential to deliver 1,750 new homes within the plan period and at least a further 850 new homes after 2033, together with community facilities, commercial space and supporting infrastructure such as transport improvements and parks and open spaces.

Masterplans add detail to policies in the Local Plan and set out how the Council expects the development to be progressed. The SPD sets out Mid Devon’s emerging thinking for the development to guide future planning applications and ensure co-ordinated and comprehensive delivery of the development.

Working with LDA Design, the Council has prepared a draft Masterplan SPD that has been informed by analysis and various technical reports, as well as extensive community engagement through the Culm Garden Village Stakeholder Forum.

The draft Masterplan proposes a vision around the concept of ‘Planet, People, Place’ and sets out how East Cullompton should be developed to meet this vision through a number of themes including Activity, Landscape, Mobility, Placemaking and Delivery. These themes come together to produce a draft Masterplan that identifies where the various elements of East Cullompton should be and how they should look, feel and function.

In time, East Cullompton could become part of a larger Culm Garden Village, which is one of a number of areas awarded Garden Village status by the Government and will potentially be included in the next Local Plan for Mid Devon. For this reason, the Masterplan SPD also considers how the principles set out for East Cullompton could be expanded into a wider garden village.

You are now invited to give your comments on the draft Masterplan SPD.

Have your say

The public consultation will run from 21 September to 1 November 2022.

A consultation website will be live for the duration of the public consultation:

On the website, you can view the public consultation materials, pin your comments on an interactive map, answer questions on the various themes, or comment on the document as a whole. The website also contains details of how to comment by email or post.

The will be exhibition boards in display at The Hayridge, Cullompton, at Kentisbeare Village Hall and at Willand Village Hall for the whole consultation period, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions during consultation events:

Cllr Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration at Mid Devon District Council, said:

“We are pleased to have produced a draft Masterplan for East Cullompton that looks to the future and builds on the opportunities that East Cullompton has to provide a great place to live, work and visit, that is well integrated with the existing town. This consultation will build on the community engagement already carried out for Culm Garden Village and your views are needed to help us finalise the Masterplan.”

For more information on the consultation, please visit:

For more information on Culm Garden Village, please visit: