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Published on 14 July 2017

Have your say on a Neighbourhood Plan for Ogwell

Local people who live and work in and around Ogwell are being invited to comment on the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan following its submission to Teignbridge District Council.

The Plan has been created by a subgroup of Ogwell Parish Council with the help of local residents, and support from Teignbridge District Council.

The plan, covering a period up to 2033, contains aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area, providing new community and recreational facilities, and promoting local rural employment. It can be used to help decide where things should take place and to identify and protect important views.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led process for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area and is about letting the people who know about and care for an area plan for it.

A steering group, chaired by Michael Simmons, led the process of establishing a plan. The group has included representatives from local businesses, residents, community organisations, parish councillors and the local school.

It will complement other development plans for the area, including Teignbridge’s Local Plan, once it is passed by an examiner and ratified by the community through a referendum.

Cllr John Goodey, Teignbridge District Council's Executive Spokesperson for Community Neighbourhoods, said:

“This is an opportunity for people to get involved and give their views to help shape Ogwell and its future.
 
"At this stage, local people can comment on the Plan before it is submitted to a Local Plan Inspector for review.

“Once it is adopted as a Neighbourhood Plan, it will be a legal document sitting alongside the Teignbridge Local Plan when planning applications are considered. It will help to ensure the types of homes our residents need along with quality development including jobs and community facilities.”

Cllr Christopher Davis, Chair of Ogwell Parish Council, said:

“We have developed the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan with the help of the Steering Group and local people.

“The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group received a good response to the draft plan, including a wide variety of views from residents and businesses.

“The Steering Group considered all comments submitted and have taken these views into account where possible, when updating the Plan.

“I would like to thank the Parish Council’s Steering Group, chaired by Michael Simmons for their hard work so far.”

The announcement has been welcomed by Teignbridge District Council's Ward members for Ambrook Ward:

Cllr Dennis Smith, Teignbridge District Councillor for Ambrook Ward, said:

“The Neighbourhood Plan is a crucial document to guide the future for Ogwell.

"I would strongly urge any and all local residents who have hopes and aspirations for the future of the parish to share them now. This is a great opportunity to contribute original ideas to the development of Ogwell."

Cllr Mary Colclough, Teignbridge District Councillor for Ambrook Ward, said:

"I am extremely pleased to see the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan making progress.

“I recommend our residents get involved in having their say because this detailed plan for Ogwell will help our community to meet the demands of the future.”

The consultation runs for six weeks from Thursday 6 July 2017 to Friday 18 August 2017. The Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed and commented on at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ogwellnp and email comments can be provided to forwardplanning@teignbridge.gov.uk

People can see paper copies of the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan at:

  • Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Newton Abbot (during normal opening hours)
  • The Jolly Sailor pub, East Ogwell (every day, 6pm to 9pm)
  • Cool for Cats Cattery, Moorview Farm, Newton Abbot (Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am)
  • Canada Hill Primary School (during school hours - term time only)
  • Ogwell Memorial Hall (01626 369478)

Comments in writing can be posted to:

Ogwell NDP Representation, Spatial Planning & Delivery, Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX.