A Neighbourhood Plan for Cullompton

Posted on: 4 February 2014

Cullompton Town Council has applied to be designated as a ‘neighbourhood area’ in advance of producing a neighbourhood plan for the town and parish.  This is the first application Mid Devon District Council has received for a neighbourhood planning designation since the Localism Act (2011) gave local communities the power to produce plans for their own areas.

A neighbourhood plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area.  It must conform to the strategic policies of the Mid Devon Local Plan, national planning policy and human rights legislation. Neighbourhood plans are also subject to public examination and referendum. Once adopted a neighbourhood plan is taken into account in planning decisions.

As a first step in the preparation of the plan Cullompton Town Council has submitted its parish boundary as the proposed boundary of the neighbourhood area.  The preparation of the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan will run alongside the District Council’s Local Plan Review, which will contain strategic planning policies and development allocations for Mid Devon.  The Town Council’s application and a map of the proposed neighbourhood plan area can be viewed at www.middevon.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning, Cullompton Town Hall and The Hayridge library.

Comments are invited about the suitability of the Town Council’s proposed neighbourhood area boundary, by email to planningconsultations@middevon.gov.uk or by post/delivery to Forward Planning, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6PP.  The deadline for representations is 7 March 2014 and all representations must include the sender’s postal address or they will not be registered.

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