November 2017

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Published on 1 November 2017

Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Plans are formally 'made'

At a meeting of Teignbridge District Council’s Executive Committee on 31 October 2017, it was agreed that the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Development Plan and Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Development Plan be formally ‘made’ and brought into force to support the work of the Teignbridge Local Plan.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led process for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It contains aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area or providing new community, sport and leisure facilities. It can be used to help decide where things should take place and to identify and protect important local green spaces.

Residents of Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton voted to accept Neighbourhood Plans for their parishes in referenda held on 28 September 2017. Now that the Neighbourhood Plans have been 'made', the Parish Councils will have a greater influence over planning decisions in their area. They will also receive a higher proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) from developers to spend on infrastructure which they decide is needed.