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Planning Policy

Planning policy provides the framework that will guide and control the development of land and buildings in the area and sets out proposals as to how it should develop in the future. The policies are then used to assess planning applications and to decide what development is appropriate.

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People and Place Project - 31st March - 29th April 2022

Get involved in shaping the future of northern Devon:

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) - 31st March - 29th April 2022

Help us identify and assess land that might have the potential for future development:

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - 31st March - 13th May 2022

Have your say on our draft planning guidance on affordable housing

Planning Applicaion Validation List - 31st March - 13th May 2022

Comment on the draft planning application validation checklist that sets out what information and documentation is required to be submitted in support of a planning application.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide guidance on the interpretation and application of the policies of the Development Plan. They are used by applicants, agents, decision makers and other parties in the preparation and determination of planning applications and are intended to help ensure that policies are understood and applied consistently. The content of an adopted SPD can be a material consideration in the determination of a planning application.

Neighbourhood Planning

The Localism Act, introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans.

Article 4 Directions

What is an Article 4 Direction?

Have Your Say

We offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved in the formulation of planning policy, including the preparation of the local plan and supporting guidance:

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