• Bovey Parish Neighbourhood 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>Bovey</strong> Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Bovey Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum Stage

To read or download a copy of the documents supporting the plan referndum, please find links below:

 

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.

What has been done so far

The Localism Act of 2011 provides a mechanism whereby local communities can have a say in local planning issues by having in place a neighbourhood development plan (NDP). The Town Council decided to work on an NDP in March 2017 and set up a group of five councillors to do the initial work. The main item on their agenda was application to Teignbridge District Council (TDC) and Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) for the Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. The designated Neighbourhood Area comprises Bovey Tracey, Brimley, Heathfield and outlying rural districts.

In December 2017 a Steering Group (SG) comprising 5 town councillors and 7 members of the Parish community held their first meeting and agreed the first step should be to ask local people and businesses what they wanted for the future Parish by conducting a community questionnaire. Most of you will remember completing a questionnaire in March 2018.

The completed questionnaires were independently analysed by Devon Communities Together and the report has been available online on the Town Council (TC) website since May 2018. Five Working Groups (WG) were set up to work on Objectives based on the report findings, plus a sixth WG to work on a Vision for the future of the Parish. These groups were called Housing, Land and Environment, Traffic, Community Services and Facilities, Business and Employment and Vision. The WGs typically comprised at least one member of the SG plus people from the120 local people who had indicated an interest in helping when filling in the questionnaire.

The Vision and Objectives were presented at five consultation events held in November 2018 and based on the responses, revisions were made to the Vision and also to the Objectives. The WGs then started to work on planning policies to address the Objectives. This involved research to obtain evidence to support the Objectives and then work to write policies which would be “water-tight” when tested.

What we are doing now and in the near future

As of January 2022 the submitted Neighbourhood Plan has been received by TDC and passed for referendum.

To read or download a copy of the documents supporting the consultation, please find links below:

The Referendum is arranged by the local authority – TDC. Information about the Neighbourhood Plan will be published for 28 working days prior to the date of the Referendum. If more than 50% of those voting vote in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan then the Plan will become part of the statutory plan for Bovey Parish.

Finally, we realise this process is complex – we have certainly found it so. If you wish to learn more about the production of a neighbourhood plan, then we recommend Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap.

 

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

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

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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.