Have your say on draft local plan

PUBLISHED: 12:54 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 11 January 2013


Time is running out to submit your comments.

Time is running out for East Devon residents to have their say on draft plans for the district’s future as the final public consultation nears its end.

The consultation on the final draft of the local plan for the next 15 years will close on Monday (January 14) at midday.

The local plan sets out how homes and jobs will be delivered around the district.

If it is approved by an independent planning inspector next year and then adopted by the Full Council, it will become the area’s main evidence base for determining planning applications and negotiating with developers.

People can submit their responses online, by email to localplan@eastdevon.gov.uk, or by post before the deadline.

After the consultation the council will consider all the responses, and these will be given in full to an independent planning inspector who will examine the plan later this year.

The Inspector will consider the plan, the evidence behind it and the views put forward through the consultation to decide whether or not it is ‘sound’ or needs further work.

This is intended to take place at a public inquiry in summer 2013 and means the full council could vote to adopt the plan in 2014.

People can view hard copies of the plan at the district council’s offices, libraries and town council offices around the district.

The full plan and details on how to respond are available at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/localplan.

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