North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have been working together to prepare a new local plan to cover northern Devon, called the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan. It will consider the long-term vision of objectives for the area up to 2031. 

It has been prepared with the aim of ensuring that future development within northern Devon is well planned and managed effectively whilst having a positive impact on local communities, the economy and the environment. The new local plan will provide a consistent approach to planning into the future across the whole of northern Devon.

The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 10 June 2016, with adoption planned for mid 2017.

As part of the examination of the Local Plan, a series of hearing sessions (82 KB) will be held to give people the opportunity to appear before and be heard by the person appointed to carry out the independent examination. The hearing sessions are set to commence at 10.00 am on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 and be held at The Cedars, Barnstaple.

The ‘submitted plan’ to be considered by a planning inspector is made up of the Publication Draft (2014), plus the four subsequent consultations which were undertaken between March 2015 and February 2016.  These are labelled ‘Sub 1 – Sub 5’.

The Examination Library lists all the documents which have been used to produce the local plan.  On this page you can find a copy of the plan which incorporates all the final changes proposed through the various consultations.  It is near the bottom of the page under the section titled ‘Previous Local Plan Consultations’, reference EB/CONS/1a.

Details of the previous  consultations can be found on our planning consultation portal.

Related documents

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) January 2015 (662 KB)