Trio of planning consultations coming to an end

View of countryside across North Devon and Torridge

Posted on: 21 August 2017

Friday 1 September 2017 marks the end for a trio of council planning consultations.

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have further proposed main modifications to their draft Local Plan out for its final consultation.  The Local Plan sets out how North Devon and Torridge will develop up to 2031.

As well as this, the two councils are encouraging residents and land owners to tell them about previously developed land and buildings, known as brownfield land, which has the potential to be used for housing in the future.  This information will help them put together separate Brownfield Land Registers for each district.

North Devon Council is also asking residents to have their say helping to protect the historic character and appearance of Lee as part of a character appraisal of the village’s conservation area. They would like to know what you think makes the village special and unique.

Executive Member for Strategic Planning at North Devon Council, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, says: “Consultation is a really important part of the planning process and helps to inform the decisions and policies that we make. I would like to thank everyone who has come forward already on all of the consultations that we are carrying out at the moment we really appreciate the time taken and help with these projects. If you haven’t had your say there’s still time so let us know what you think.”

Lead Member for Planning at Torridge District Council, Councillor Pete Watson says: “The modifications that are being put out for consultation relate to the parts of the Local Plan that the Inspector thought needed some changes during the hearing sessions last year. We are confident that the changes that are proposed address the issues that were raised and that they will enable the plan to move forward towards adoption.”

Local residents can find out more and have their say on the local plan modifications as well as register a potential site for the Brownfield Register on the councils  joint planning consultation website http://consult.torridge.gov.uk/portal.

The Lee Conservation Area Character Appraisal can be found on the North Devon Council website www.northdevon.gov.uk/consultations as well as details about how to put forward opinions and suggestions to the council. As part of this consultation the council would also like to know what people think about proposed extensions to the village’s conservation area.

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