July 2018

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Published on 31 July 2018

Ide residents vote to accept a Neighbourhood Plan

Residents of Ide recently voted resoundingly to accept a Neighbourhood Plan for their parish.

On Thursday 26 July 2018 a referendum was held in Ide parish which asked:

“Do you want Teignbridge District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ide to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?”

88% of those who submitted a ballot voted in favour of using the Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications. The formal decision on the Adoption/Making of the Ide Neighbourhood Plan will be made by Executive of the Council on 4 September 2018. If approved, the Plan will form part of the Development Plan and will be used alongside the Local Plan to decide planning applications within the Ide Parish.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led process for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. The Ide Neighbourhood Plan contains aims, planning policies and proposals for identifying and safeguarding important Local Green Spaces, and existing recreational spaces. It includes an allocation and design requirements for a small scale residential development and provides for an additional outdoor sports and recreational facility for the community to enjoy. In addition the plan includes a gateway policy which seeks to safeguard the rural character of the approach to the village.

When the plan is 'made', Ide Parish Council will be entitled to receive 25% of a charge to developers, known as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), to spend on infrastructure which they decide is needed. Parishes which do not have a Neighbourhood Plan in place receive 15% of the levy. Housing developers are required to pay a levy to Teignbridge from the start of house building. The CIL charge on new housing and some retail developments can be used to fund various priorities identified by the community.

Cllr John Goodey, Teignbridge District Councillor for Kenn Valley ward and Executive Spokesperson for Community Neighbourhoods, said:   

“I am delighted that the hard work and perseverance of the Ide neighbourhood plan development team has been supported by a large majority of the residents of Ide.

“The Ide NDP is a very well thought out plan that through its seven policies sets out a clear vision and plan for Ide, embracing limited development, bringing forward sports and leisure facilities, addressing the parking issues the village endures, while protecting the local green open spaces.

“When it is formally made in September, the Ide NDP will be a legal document sitting alongside the Teignbridge local plan when planning applications are considered. It is important that local communities have input to how their communities develop, the Ide neighbourhood plan is an excellent example of this.”

Cllr Kevin Lake, Teignbridge District Councillor for Kenn Valley ward, said:

"I'm pleased to see Ide now has a voice on its development with its neighbourhood plan. There has been a lot of hard work to reach this point and well done to everyone involved." 

The Plan was produced by Ide Parish Council with support from Teignbridge District Council.   

View further information relating to the referendum and the Ide Neighbourhood Plan.