Fresh consultation launched on local plan

PUBLISHED: 15:13 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:13 23 August 2013

East Devon District Council has launched a fresh consultation on aspects of the local plan which will form the planning blueprint for the district over the next 13 years to 2026.

The decision to go ahead with a six-week consultation into the latest changes was made by EDDC’s development management committee, following advice from the inspector who is examining the local plan document.

Mr Anthony Thickett has been appointed as the independent inspector and he has advised that he cannot undertake his examination of the document because there are 53 changes from an earlier version that he feels should be consulted on first.

The new consultation will cover all the changes made since the previous consultation – not just the 53 mentioned by the inspector.

It is only those changes to the earlier version of the plan that may be the subject of any new comments.

EDDC has stressed that this is not an opportunity for anyone to comment on any other elements of the draft local plan.

New comments will be forwarded to the inspector for his attention.

To access the consultation pages visit

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