East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and Teignbridge, in partnership with Devon County Council, are working together, engaging with stakeholders and communities, to prepare a new joint plan. By working together, the aim of the plan is to provide an overall spatial strategy and level of housing and employment land to be provided up to 2040. This will include looking for additional sites to accommodate more than the 2,500 new homes per annum currently being provided for in existing Development Plans up to 2033.
The ‘issues’ consultation is an opportunity to comment and contribute on the initial key principles on which the draft Strategic Plan will be created.
Call for Sites Consultation– running alongside the ‘Issues’ Consultation.
•Opportunity to promote sites that can accommodate 5 or more dwellings or have a minimum site size of 0.15 hectares.
•For economic development sites they must be 0.25 hectares or 500m2 of floor space.
•The submitted sites will then be published in the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment. Those that are considered to have development potential may be allocated in the GESP or any future planning policy document produced by East Devon, Exeter, Teignbridge or Mid Devon.
Both consultations present the following opportunities:
1.For owners of agricultural land to promote their sites for development
2.For landowners to promote their vacant sites or surplus land for redevelopment, intensification, a wider mix of uses or higher value uses
3.For landlords to promote their under-utilised or unoccupied buildings for alternative uses
4.Businesses can protect their commercial interests by promoting the industries and sectors that they work in
5.Businesses can seek to influence policies to promote their interests
6.Policies could be promoted to support specific industries or sectors of the economy
To realise the above opportunities, written representations must be made no later than Monday 10th April 2017.
If you would like to take advantage of this consultation period by representation to protect or enhance your property interest, then please get in contact with Owen Pike, head of our planning team.