Residents urged to help shape Uplyme’s future

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 July 2016

Uplyme Pre-school youngsters on their trip to see Cannington Viaduct

Uplyme Pre-school youngsters on their trip to see Cannington Viaduct


Public consultation has begun on Uplyme’s draft Neighbourhood Plan.

For the next seven weeks, until August 22, residents will have the opportunity to comment on the blueprint drawn up by the local Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan (UNP) group.

The document has been prepared after many months of consultation and discussion with interested organisations and local residents alike.

The plan gives Uplyme the chance to specify more detailed policies than the East Devon Local Plan - for example, to influence future planning applications in the parish, to recommend improvements to highway safety and the preservation of green spaces in the village.

Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents are currently on display in a variety of locations for people to read.

They are available in the Uplyme Village Hall foyer, the Talbot Arms, the Hunter’s Lodge Inn, Uplyme Church, the Village Shop and the Black Dog Tea Rooms.

In a statement issued on behalf of the UNP group, former parish council clerk Lois Wakemen stressed: “These reference copies are not to be taken away, or other residents will be deprived of their right to read them. Parish, district and county councillors also have copies locally.”

People should write comments on the forms provided and return them to the UNP Group, c/o Mrs L Wakeman, Horseman’s Hill Barn, Gore Lane, Uplyme, Lyme Regis DT7 3RJ, or they can email them to People can also download these documents from the parish council’s website by visiting then following the link on the home page.

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