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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.

The Planning Policy Team are responsible for preparing, maintaining and giving advice on a wide range of documents including the adopted  North Devon and Torridge Local Plan.

The team also manage the preparation of development briefs to set out how important sites should be developed. They also maintain a wide ranging Evidence Base to ensure that development proposals are reasonable and appropriate.

If you have any queries or questions in relation to planning policy in Torridge, or the work that the team carry out, please feel free to get in touch.

Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Winkleigh Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan that covers the parish of Winkleigh. The Winkleigh Neighbourhood Plan establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Winkleigh and provides policies and proposals to guide development within the designated area over the period up to 2031. The consultation runs from Thursday 19th March until 12 noon on Thursday 14th May (Was 30th April. Date has been extended by two weeks due to Coronavirus restrictions).

View the Consultation