June 2017

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Published on 28 June 2017

Have your say on a Neighbourhood Plan Area for Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey aerial photograph

Bovey Tracey Town Council has submitted an application for their whole Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Local people who live and work in and around Bovey Tracey are being invited to comment on the application to create a Neighbourhood Plan area for Bovey Tracey.   

The consultation runs for 6 weeks from Monday 19 June 2017, until 4.30pm Monday 31 July 2017.   

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.

The plan may contain aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area. It can be used to help decide where things should take place and to identify and protect important local green spaces. 

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:   

“People who live and work in Bovey Tracey can get involved and help shape the future for the town by giving their views about a plan for Bovey Tracey.

"An adopted Neighbourhood Plan is a legal document sitting alongside the Teignbridge Local Plan when planning applications are considered. It is important to help deliver the kinds of homes our residents need along with quality development including jobs and community facilities. 

“We will listen carefully to the views and comments of our communities before implementing changes to planning policies.”

Bovey Ward is shared across two local authority areas – Teignbridge and Dartmoor National Park. Teignbridge is the planning authority for the town and is supporting Bovey Tracey Town Council through the Neighbourhood Planning process.

People can see the proposed Bovey Tracey Neighbourhood Area and comment online at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/boveytraceynp

Representations should be sent in writing to: Neighbourhood Planning Bovey Tracey, Spatial Planning and Delivery, Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX or David.kiernan@teignbridge.gov.uk