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Evidence Base

The adopted Local Plan is supported by a range of research and studies which provided the evidence base to justify the Plan.

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The Council has collated a comprehensive library of evidence documents on a range of planning related topics. This evidence is accessible online and is provided through the Examination Library for the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan.

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) is an important part of the Local Plan system as part of a Plan, Monitor and Manage approach.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been introduced to the UK through the EU Directive 2001 / 42 / EC, and in England the Directive has been implemented via the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004. SEA is a systematic process for the evaluation of the likely environmental consequences of proposed policies, plans or programmes in order to ensure that environmental issues are fully integrated and assessed at the earliest appropriate stage of decision making.

Landscape Sensitivity Assessment for Torridge District

An Assessment of the Landscape Sensitivity to Onshore Wind Energy & Field-Scale Photovoltaic Development in Torridge District

North Devon and Torridge Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment

An assessment of North Devon and Torridge retail and leisure needs.

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