Consultation to start on Bovey Parish Neighbourhood Plan

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(Last Updated On: August 10, 2021)

A six week consultation on the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Bovey Parish, which will influence development within the parish for the next 12 years, will begin on 16 August.

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and local planning policies which, together with the Teignbridge Local Plan will be used to determine planning applications.

The plan has been written by the Bovey Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in partnership with Bovey Tracey Town Council, and is based on the views and aspirations of the local community, which has participated in numerous surveys, consultations and events run since 2018 when the process began.

From the start of consultation until noon on 27 September details of the plan will be available online at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/boveynp and local residents and business owners will be able to give their views using an online response form at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/boveynp or via the Bovey Parish Submission Response Form.

Paper copies can be printed online and will also be available at:

– Riverside Community Centre, Station Road, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AW (Mon-Sat 9 am – 2 pm)
– Heathfield Community Centre, 10 Cannon Road, Heathfield, TQ12 6SH (Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm)
– Consultation on the plan runs from 12noon on Monday 16 August until 12noon on Monday 27 September 2021.

Councillor Robert Bradshaw, Chair of the Bovey Tracey Parish Neighbourhood Development Planning (NDP) Steering Group said: This consultation on our NDP is an important step in the local planning process. The NDP group has spent a lot of time over the last two and a half years, talking to local people and businesses to understand their aspirations for future development in our parish. When adopted the NDP will allow the views of local people to influence the determination of future planning applications so “local voices will be heard”.

Completed feedback forms should be sent by email to neighbourhoodplanning@teignbridge.gov.uk or by post to Bovey NDP Representation, Spatial Planning & Delivery, Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX.

Following the consultation, all written comments will be passed to an independent examiner for review and possible amendment of the plan.

Residents aged over 18 and on the electoral register will have the final say in a referendum, expected to be held later this year, on whether the plan should be adopted or not.

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