Potential development at Junction 27

Posted on: 19 November 2013

Mid Devon’s Local Plan is currently under review to take it forward to 2033 and allocate new land for development. A ‘scoping’ consultation has already been undertaken earlier this year about the Local Plan review and a wide range of new sites have been suggested for development. This includes 96 hectares of land put forward by developers for a mixed development of leisure, retail, commercial and residential development at Junction 27 of the M5. The promoters of the land have today publicly announced further details of the proposed submission. These further details will assist the Council in considering its suitability for inclusion in the Local Plan review process.

All sites which have been suggested to the Council for inclusion in the Local Plan are being considered by officers in conjunction with Councillors during November and December. This will be followed by a report to the Council’s Cabinet in January and, providing that Cabinet gives its approval, it will then be followed by public consultation on the next stage of the Local Plan review in February. Following consideration of comments received a submission Local Plan will be prepared and consulted on in October 2014 to be followed by a public examination in early 2015. The Council will also be undertaking a Sustainability Appraisal alongside the preparation of the new Plan.

Councillor Peter Hare-Scott, Leader of the Council commented: “The Local Plan process enables our District to determine and deliver its future. Securing and stimulating major inward investment and job creation for the District and wider region is a key priority. Any allocations we consider should be exceptional and result in high quality architecture and design that reflects and complements our local landscape. Delivery towards our economic objectives for investment, employment opportunities and skills must be at the core of all major proposals. Junction 27 is a strategically important site. As such its potential to contribute to the local and regional economy as well as the physical landscape needs to be maximised and, in due course, will be assessed accordingly.”

For more information please contact:

Customer First
Tel: 01884 255255
Email: customerfirst@middevon.gov.uk

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