Additional consultation on Local Plan about to come to an end

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Posted on: 13 October 2016

You have just two weeks left to have your say on a document, which will help to shape the future of northern Devon.

The consultation, on proposed ‘Main and Minor Modifications’ aims to improve clarity and consistency, to the North Devon and Torridge Local plan so that it addresses points identified in previous consultations. It will also make sure the plan addresses recent changes in national planning policy and guidance.

At the same time, another consultation is taking place to find out what people think about the content of a future development plan which will identify suitable and available sites for travellers.

Both consultations are due to end at 5pm on Thursday 27 October.

Lead Member for the Local Plan at North Devon Council, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, said: “This is the final consultation for the Local Plan before the public hearing sessions by the Planning Inspector next month. We want to make sure we have the best possible plan and that we have everything covered, so if you haven’t already done so, take a look at the proposed modifications and have your say.”

Lead Member for Planning and Development at Torridge District Council, Councillor Peter Watson, said: “The councils welcome the opportunity to undertake additional consultation, as sought by the Local Plan’s Inspector, to ensure that everybody’s views can be considered through the public hearing sessions. In addition to inviting comment on further changes to the Local Plan, the councils have started work on the preparation of an additional plan that will allocate sites for travellers and we would welcome views on what it should cover.”

The Local Plan sets out how North Devon and Torridge will develop up to 2031. It shows what development the area needs and where it will be located. Officers and councillors from North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have been working on the document together.

To find out more about the two consultations go online using the councils’ consultation page. Paper copies are also available to view at the councils’ offices and at libraries across North Devon and Torridge.

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