The Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan will be used to help decide planning applications in the parish.

This announcement follows more than five years of work by Broadclyst Parish Council and local community volunteers.

The Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan was supported by 88 percent of voters in June’s referendum, following independent examination and extensive engagement. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has formally adopted (‘made’) this plan, meaning that it will now carry its ‘full weight’ in the consideration of planning applications in the parish until 2031.

The aim of the plan is to see the parish ‘develop and thrive, meeting the changing and diverse needs of its rapidly growing community and its responsibility to tackle national and global issues including climate change, whilst preserving and enhancing its distinctive character and landscape’.

The plan allocates three sites for housing to meet local needs, two sites to be regenerated for commercial uses, a site for a new community sports hub, and five local green spaces.

26 neighborhood plans have now been adopted (made), making East Devon one of the leading districts nationally. 


Councillor Olly Davey, EDDC’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning, said: "Neighbourhood Plans give communities an important opportunity to decide how their area should develop. I am pleased to see that the Plan has been overwhelmingly supported, and that its aims include a responsibility to tackle the challenges of climate change. I also note the site allocations for a variety of uses, including all-important green spaces."

The neighborhood plan and documents relating to its development are available on EDDC’s website here.

Hard copies can be viewed at the District Council Offices at Blackdown House, Honiton (by prior arrangement only) or by contacting Broadclyst Parish Council directly.

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