• 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?

What is a neighbourhood plan?

A neighbourhood plan is a locally produced statutory planning document that sets out policies for the development and conservation of the area it relates to. More details about neighbourhood plans are at www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2.

Why should we have a neighbourhood plan?

Planning policy for Bovey Parish is currently set by Teignbridge District Council (TDC) in its 2013-2033 Local Plan. Although planning applications in the parish are seen by Bovey Tracey Town Council, any comments it has about these have no statutory force in deciding planning applications or appeals. A neighbourhood plan, however, gives legal force in planning matters to the wishes of local communities. Also, and importantly, when complete, a neighbourhood plan increases the town council share of the Community Infrastructure Levy money paid to TDC on local housing developments from 15% to 25%.
A neighbourhood plan must comply with European (at present), national and local legislation. Please note that it cannot promote less development, such as housing, than identified in the Local Plan. It can, however, specify policies on how new development show look and where it should be located.

How do we produce a neighbourhood plan?

The neighbourhood plan will be drawn up by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPDG) - four town councillors and eight members of the community selected from the 20 who answered a council call for volunteers last November.
Community consultation is an essential part of writing the plan. In the lead up to the end of 2019, when we hope the plan will come into force, there will be opportunities for people to comment on it. These will be:


• A questionnaire (already completed and returned by almost 1,200 members of the community – thank you).
These responses are being (April 2018) independently analysed by Devon Communities Together which will produce a report that the NPSG will use to develop a vision and objectives for Bovey Parish for the coming years. This is the core of the draft neighbourhood plan.
• Drop-in events during 2018 when you will be able to see, discuss and comment on the draft neighbourhood plan.
The plan will be amended as necessary based on this consultation.
• The amended plan will then be the subject of a six-week public consultation period and this is likely to occur towards the end of 2018. Additional drop-in events will be held at that time. Revisions to the plan may be made based on this consultation.

The plan will then be sent to TDC for informal review to ensure it meets the legal conditions set for neighbourhood plans. Following this, the plan will be revised if needed and then formally submitted to TDC. Independent examiners will be appointed; the plan will then be published and representations invited. Following examination and any necessary modification the final plan will be published and a Bovey Parish community referendum will be carried out. Provided 50 % of the responses are positive, the plan will then be adopted or “made”.

If this sounds convoluted, it is! Steering Group members and many other local people are contributing a huge amount of time to carry out this exercise, because they believe it to be in the interests of Bovey Parish. Please support them.

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    Letter requesting Area Designation - TDC

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    Letter requesting Area Designation - DNP

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All Working Party & Steering Group Minutes can be viewed below.

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    NDP Steering Group Minutes - 05.04.18

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    NDP Steering Group Mtg Mins - 08.03.18

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    NDP Steering Group Minutes - 08.03.18

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    NDP Steering Group Mtg Mins - 01.02.18

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  5. NDP Steering Group Meeting (1st) Minutes - 14.12.17

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    NDP Steering Group Mtg Minutes - 11.01.18

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    NDP Steering Group Minutes - 11.01.18

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    NDP Steering Group Minutes - 14.12.17

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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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    NDP Working Party Minutes - 23.11.17

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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 Minutes - 13.07.17

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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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    NDP Working Party Minutes - 09.05.17

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A full copy of the report can be viewed via this link or downloaded below.

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    Bovey Tracey Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Community Questionnarie Report

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A presentation about 'Objectives to Policies' was made on 21st August to the Bovey Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group from Teignbridge District Council's Neighbourhood Planning Officer, a copy of which can be viewed here.