Consultation on Draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan - NOW CLOSED

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council consulted on a draft of the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan in early 2013 and invited people to have their say. This consultation period has now passed and the draft Local Plan is not currently open for comment.

This is an important area of work that will shape the future of North Devon and Torridge area and it is vital that local communities and businesses get involved in deciding how the area will evolve. The new Plan is called the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan. It considers the long-term vision and objectives for Northern Devon up to the year 2031. The Local Plan contains a vision for northern Devon that will be delivered through spatial strategies and development management policies. The principle aim of the Local Plan is to deliver sustainable development.

The new Local Plan will allocate sites for development, regeneration and protection across northern Devon as well as establish strategic and development management planning policies to ensure local development is built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.


The Councils invited comment on the draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan during the period 31st January 2013 and 15th March 2013.


All the documents made available for the consultation are provided as downloads below and can be viewed through the Consultation Portal.


The following material was provided to support the consultation, together with the related Evidence Base.

Draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan - Complete

Draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan - By Chapter

Sustainability Appraisal

Comment Form

Supporting Documents

Settlement Summary Leaflets

What happens next?

The Councils reviewed all comments received within the consultation period and considered whether there was a need to alter the Local Plan. Following on from which and with the completion of outstanding technical work, a revised draft of the Local Plan was prepared for a formal six week consultation in June/August 2014.

Contact Us

For further information on the consultation and the draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, or if you have an queries or questions, please get in touch using the details shown below:

Planning Policy Team Planning Policy Team
Torridge District Council North Devon Council
Riverbank House Civic Centre
Bideford Barnstaple
EX39 2QG EX31 1EA
01237 428700 01271 327711
localplan@torridge.gov.uk localplan@northdevon.gov.uk