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Planning policy



Local Plan consultation

The Publication Draft of the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule, an updated Statement of Community Involvement and North Devon and Torridge Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal are out for public consultation between June 26th and August 8th 2014.

All documents and supporting information are available on our consultation portal

Local Plan summary leaflets

Leaflets have been produced that highlight some of the main proposals for each of North Devon's larger settlements - please note that these leaflets are not intended to be comprehensive and more information and detail is available in the Local Plan document via the consultation portal.

Key information



All councils are required to produce a local plan with the aim of providing a more flexible planning system that adapts to changing priorities and which seeks to secure sustainable development.

The local plan sets out how we will plan the future development of North Devon and Torridge districts. It will guide new developments to appropriate locations, while protecting our natural environment and built heritage, and provides guidance on how to submit planning applications.

The local plan is shaped by the government’s National Planning Policy Frameworkexternal website, the top tier of planning policy. The framework provides guidance to local authorities and other agencies on planning policy and the operation of the planning system.

It covers issues such as:
  • housing
  • economic growth
  • heritage
  • sustainable development
  • biodiversity
  • transport
  • waste management and open space
  • sport and recreation

Contact information



For planning policy enquiries, contact:

Planning Policy team
Civic Centre
North Walk
Barnstaple
Devon EX31 1EA

Telephone: 01271 388392
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Email: localplan@northdevon.gov.uk
Webform: Local plan consultation

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Our office hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

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