• Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.

Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications.

<strong>Neighbourhood</strong> Development Plan

How does it work?

Bovey Tracey Town Council will lead on neighbourhood planning for the area. Where a Town/Parish Council does not exist, then a community group known as a neighbourhood forum needs to be established to lead. The Localism Act recognises that not all communities are residential in nature and as such in areas that are predominantly commercial then a business led neighbourhood forum can be established.

The Local Planning Authority (Teignbridge District Council) is involved and will make decisions at key stages of the process, such as approving the neighbourhood area within which the Neighbourhood Development Plan will have effect. It will also organise the independent examination of the plan and the community referendum that is held at the end of the process.

The referendum is an important part of the process allowing those that live in the neighbourhood area to decide whether or not the Neighbourhood Development Plan comes into effect or not. This is direct democracy and outlines the importance of working with the wider community and securing support at an early stage in the process.

On 20th March 2017 it was resolved at a meeting of Bovey Tracey Town Council that a Working Party is formed to create a Steering Group to take forward and progress a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish of Bovey Tracey.

At a Planning Committee meeting on 22nd May 2017, members resolved to apply to both planning authorities (Dartmoor National Park and Teignbridge District Council) with an application, requesting that the designated area for the Neighbourhood Plan will be coterminus with the parish council's boundaries.

On 4th August 2017, Teignbridge District Council confirmed the designation of the parish of Bovey Traecy as a Neighbourhood Area.

Minutes of subsequent Steering Group meetings and correspondence can be found here.

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes 10.04.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes 25.04.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes 09.05.17

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    Letter requesting Area Designation - TDC

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    Letter requesting Area Designation - DNP

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes 13.07.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes 21.09.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes - 25.09.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes - 03.10.17

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    NDP Working Party Meeting Minutes - 23.11.17

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