Additional Local Plan Review exhibitions to be held shortly

Posted on: 2 April 2015

The Council issued the press release below on the 19th March to announce the extension of the Local Plan Review consultation period. It set out the reasons for the extension and announced that there would be three additional exhibitions on the Local Plan Review.

The Council would like to ensure that as many people are made aware of the forthcoming exhibitions (the first of which takes place on Saturday 11th April) and have the chance to attend. As a result we are re-issuing the earlier press release which confirms the details of when and where these will be taking place.

Local Plan Review consultation extended

Mid Devon District Council published its Local Plan on 9 February, covering the period to 2033, providing the homes, jobs and facilities that will be needed in the years to come, while protecting the special areas of countryside that we cherish.

At the same time as the Local Plan Review, we have prepared the Community Infrastructure Levy, a way to ensure that developers make a fair and reasonable contribution towards the schools, roads, leisure facilities and other local infrastructure needed in the area.

We have published additional evidence to support the Local Plan Review and have decided to extend the consultation until 27 April 2015 to ensure that the public are able to comment fully on the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (2013-2033), Community Infrastructure Levy and associated documents. This evidence, which was unavailable to view at the beginning of the consultation, has informed the content of the Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (2013-2033).

The Council will also be putting on further Local Plan exhibitions and Planning officers will be in attendance at each event to discuss the proposals set out in the Local Plan Review.

Cllr Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration stated “The exhibitions held to date on the Local Plan have been really well attended, with lots of people wanting to know more about what the Council is proposing.  Given we are extending the consultation period, it makes sense to put on additional exhibitions to give more people the opportunity come and find out about the future for their area.”

The extended consultation will run until 27 April 2015. The Local Plan Review, its Sustainability Appraisal, CIL documents, Statements of the Representations Procedure and other associated information can be viewed on reception at council offices and at Mid Devon public libraries (including the mobile library) during normal opening hours. Local Plan Review documents can be viewed online at www.middevon.gov.uk/localplanreview, CIL documents at www.middevon.gov.uk/cil.

The additional exhibitions will be held at the following locations, dates and times:

Cullompton:

Saturday 11 April 9.30am-12.30pm

The Walronds, 6 Fore Street, Cullompton, EX15 1JL

Tiverton:

Tuesday 14 April 4.00pm-7.00pm

Council Chamber, Tiverton Town Hall, Fore Street, Tiverton EX16 6PG

Crediton:

Wednesday 15 April 4.00pm-7.00pm

Council Chamber, Crediton Area Office, Market Street, Crediton, EX17 2BN

If you wish to comment on both consultations you must send in two separate representations. When making a representation you must include your name and full postal address, otherwise your comments cannot be registered. Addresses will only be used to inform people about the new plan, CIL and other planning matters. To make a representation on:

Local Plan Review

Please respond in writing either using our online survey at www.middevon.gov.uk/localplanreview, by emailing localplanreview@middevon.gov.uk or posted/delivered to: Local Plan Review Consultation, Forward Planning, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. 

CIL

Please respond in writing either using our online survey at www.middevon.gov.uk/cil, by emailing cilconsultation@middevon.gov.uk or posted/delivered to: CIL Consultation, Forward Planning, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Tiverton, EX16 6PP.

For more information please contact:

The Forward Planning Team

Tel: (01884) 234334 / 234922

Email: planningconsultations@middevon.gov.uk

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