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Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan

Examination of Neighbourhood Plan

The Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan is currently subject to independent examination. The purpose of the examination is to determine whether or not it meets the "basic conditions" as defined in the Localism Act 2011, Schedule 10 and Schedule 4B, 8 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and to recommend if it can proceed to referendum. Mr Andrew Mead BSc (Hons) MRTPI MIQ of Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd has been appointed to carry out the examination. The submission draft of the neighbourhood plan, the accompanying submission documents and representations received through the consultation were passed to the examiner on 25th May 2020. The examiner has sent a procedural letter to the qualifying body (Winkleigh Parish Council) and the Local Authority (Torridge District Council) setting out some initial matters relating to the conducting of the examination which may be downloaded below.

Submission of Neighbourhood Plan and Consultation

Winkleigh Parish Council, as the relevant qualifying body, submitted the Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan proposal to Torridge District Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) in February 2020.  The submission documents are available below.

In accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the submission Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan was subject to formal public consultation between 19th March and Thursday 14th May. The closing date for the consultation was originally indented to be 30th April however it was extended by two weeks to take account of the impact of Coronavirus restrictions which limited the ability to view copies of the documents at the intended locations; with alternate arrangements made to enable interested parties to obtain a copy of the neighbourhood plan.  Copies of the representations received to the consultation can be found via the Council's Consultation Portal.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In accordance with Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and pursuant to a decision made by a meeting of the Full Council on 6th March 2017, Torridge District Council has designated the Winkleigh Neighbourhood Area.

The area to which the designation relates is the whole of the Civil Parish of Winkleigh. The letter of application from Winkleigh Parish Council, together with the formal Notice of Designation (including a map of the designated area) are available to download below.

Further Information

For further information on their Neighbourhood Development Plan please see the Winkleigh Parish Council website (This links to an external website. The Council cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites).