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Braunton Parish Council has prepared a neighbourhood plan for their parish. You can find details of the neighbourhood plan and its progression to being "made" (the neighbourhood planning term for adoption) by North Devon Council below.

Submission of Neighbourhood Plan and Consultation

Braunton Parish Council, as the relevant qualifying body, submitted the Braunton Neighbourhood Plan proposal to North Devon Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on 14th November 2022.  The submission documents and comment forms are available below:

Braunton Neighbourhood Plan

Parts 1 & 2 Introduction & Aims

Part 3 Natural Environment

Part 4 Built Environment

Part 5 Economy

Part 6 Housing

Part 7 Appendix & Glossary

Basic Condition Statement

Equalities Impact Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report

Consultation Statement

Braunton Neighbourhood Plan Area Design Codes and Guidelines

Local Green Space Supporting Document

Additional Evidence Base

Housing Needs Assessment

Braunton Parish Local Insight Report (2021)

Housing Need Profile By Band

Devon Biodiversity Record Centre Parish Report

Devon Biodiversity Record Centre Strategic Nature Areas

Taw Torridge Coastal Change Management Area 2020 - Braunton (CCMA)

North Devon Catchment Flood Management Plan 2012

Environment Agency Taw and North Devon Streams

Regulation 16 Consultation

The submission draft of the Braunton Neighbourhood Plan will now be subject to a further consultation period between 12 December 2022 and 6 February 2023, followed in due course by an examination by an Independent Inspector.

During this process the criteria that the Plan is required to meet is that it:

  1. Has regard to national policy and guidance from the Secretary of State
  2. Contributes to sustainable development
  3. Is in general conformity with the strategic policy of the development plan for the area or any part of that area
  4. Doesn’t breach or is otherwise compatible with EU obligations – this includes the SEA Directive of 2001/42/EC; and that
  5. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined in the Conservation of Habitats and Species regulations 2010(d)), either alone or in combination with other plans or projects.

Braunton Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Notice

How to Comment

The neighbourhood plan and supporting documentation can be viewed above and also inspected throughout the consultation period at the following locations during normal opening hours:

  • North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG
  • Braunton Parish Council, Chaloners Road, Braunton, EX33 2ES

Representations should be made in writing and may be submitted using the representation form:

  • by email to
  • by post or in person to Planning Policy, North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG.

A representation may include a request to be notified of the local planing authority's decision on whether to make (adopt) the neighbourhood plan.

If you have any queries, please contact the Local Plans team by email at or by telephone on 01271 327711. Please note the closing date for the consultation has been changed to 6 February 2023.

Further Information

For further information on their Neighbourhood Development Plan please see the Braunton Parish Council website (This links to an external website. The council cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites).