The first joint North Devon and Torridge Local Plan has been adopted and will now shape the future of northern Devon.

We adopted the plan, along with Torridge District Council, on Monday 29 October. Now that the local plan has been adopted, both councils will be using the policies in the plan to determine planning applications.

It has been prepared with the aim of ensuring that future development is well planned and managed effectively whilst having a positive impact on local communities, the economy and the environment. It provides a consistent approach to planning into the future across the whole of northern Devon.

The new North Devon and Torridge Local Plan can be found on our joint website.

The evidence base relating to the new plan can also be found on thejoint website.