Extension to Local Plan Consultation and Temporary Change to the Statement of Community Involvement

The current consultation on Part 1 of the draft Local Plan for Teignbridge (2020-2040) was launched on 23rd March 2020. As a consultee registered on our database, you will have hopefully received a notification from us in March to let you know about this.

Since the start of the consultation we have been carefully monitoring the situation regarding Covid-19 social distancing restrictions and the effect that this is having on our ability to consult effectively with our communities. So far, we have been very pleased with, and encouraged by, the number of people who have participated in the consultation and wish to thank all of you who have taken the time to get involved to date.

The government recently suggested that councils should update their ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ to expressly set out the different ways in which people are included in consultations, given that face to face meetings during the pandemic are not possible.

As such, we’re updating the Statement that appears on our website and although this will not affect the substance of the consultation, we will extend the consultation to give people the statutory six weeks to comment after this change is made on 1 June.

Instead of closing on 15 June, the consultation, which launched on 23 March, will now run for a total of 16 weeks, closing on 13 July 2020.

The addendum to the Statement of Community Involvement can be viewed here.

Viewing the Local Plan

The Local Plan and its associated documents can be viewed at: www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview

Where can I view a paper copy of the plan?

Paper copies have been sent to all town and parish councils. Please contact your local council if you wish to view their copy.

Paper copies are also available on request for a small fee (see price list below). Please contact localplanreview@teignbridge.gov.uk or 01626 215735 to request one. Please note: due to limited access for staff to the Council Offices, delivery of paper copies may take up to 7 working days.

Local Plan £5 (+ £1 postage and packaging)
Need to Know Guide £1 (+ £0.50 postage and packaging)
Sustainability Appraisal Stage A Report £10 (+ £2 postage and packaging)
Sustainability Appraisal Stage B Report £5 (+ £1 postage and packaging)
Consultation Statement £5 (+ £1 postage and packaging)
Settlement Limit Review £3 (+ £0.75 postage and packaging)

Share your views

If you would like to tell us what you think about the plan then please send us your comments by:

Further Information

For more information or if you have any queries please visit our website at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview or email localplanreview@teignbridge.gov.uk