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New Local Plan for East Devon – Issues and Options Report Consultation

We are producing a new local plan for East Devon.  To commence the process we have produced an Issues and Options consultation report.  This report highlights some of the major planning issues and challenges that we see for East Devon over the years ahead and some of the potential responses.  We would welcome your views on the matters we raise or any additional considerations.

East Devon's New Local Plan poster

The Issues and Options report can be viewed www.eastdevon.gov.uk/newlocalplan and we have also produced an online questionnaire that we would encourage you to fill out.  We need to receive any comments by 12:00 noon on Monday 15 March 2021.

Our preference is for responses to be made electronically but paper copies of the questionnaire can be made available, on request, for those without access to the internet.

Responses received to the consultation, along with ongoing plan making work, will be used to help us produce a draft version of the local plan that we hope will go out for consultation in early 2022.

It is envisaged that a new local plan will guide future development and contain the full range of planning policies needed for the Council to undertake its development management functions and determine planning applications.   This consultation is undertaken in respect of the requirements of ‘Regulation 18’ of ‘The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012’ https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/767/regulation/18/made

Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment – Call for Sites

To support local plan production we are undertaking a call for sites as part of a new Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA).  If landowners wish to promote any sites or areas of land in East Devon for development, they can find more information on our HELAA web page www.eastdevon.gov.uk/callforsites.  Submission need to be received by 12:00 noon on Monday 15 March 2021. Submission of land to the HELAA does not mean that it will be allocated for development.

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Local Plan production needs to be accompanied by sustainability appraisal.  We have produced a draft scoping report and would welcome any comments, again by 12:00 noon on Monday 15 March.  Please see our sustainability appraisal web page www.eastdevon.gov.uk/sustainabilityappraisal for more details.