Mid Devon District Council submits its Local Plan

Front cover of the proposed submission

Posted on: 31 March 2017

Mid Devon District Council has today submitted its Local Plan Review 2013 – 2033 to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.

The new Local Plan will deliver much needed new homes, jobs, schools, vital transport infrastructure including improved motorway access and important strategic environmental enhancement schemes such as flood alleviation projects. It provides protection for our local green spaces, historic environment and landscapes.

Councillor Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“The new Local Plan provides a fantastic opportunity to deliver sustainable development that reflects the vision and aspirations of our District. This will include over 2,000 affordable homes, fundamental improvements to junction 28 of the M5 motorway, a new railway station and town centre relief road at Cullompton and enhanced community facilities. The submission of the plan today is the culmination of 4 years of plan preparation work which has involved four separate periods of consultation with the public and other organisations”.

The last period of public consultation between 3rd January and 14th February 2017 looked at the changes to the Plan which were made in response to comments previously raised by the public and other organisations. The 1367 comments received to this last consultation together with those submitted previously have been reviewed by the Council and have been sent to the Planning Inspectorate together with the plan and associated documentation. An independent Planning Inspector will examine the Local Plan and all comments received. Submission documents and representations will be available on the Council’s website during the week beginning 3rd April 2017.

The submission to the Planning Inspectorate also includes the Council’s proposals for the funding of infrastructure from development (the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule). This will also be independently examined at the same time as the Local Plan.

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