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Annual Monitoring Report 2020

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1. Introduction

This Monitoring Report reviews progress with delivery of the Teignbridge Local Plan.  It assesses performance of key indicators against targets that were set when the Plan was adopted in 2014. 

To indicate performance against Local Plan policies, a traffic light system has been used. Where the Local Plan sets a target, the colour of the traffic light denotes the success of the policy. The colours of the traffic light indicate:

green traffic light Green means policy targets are being met or exceeded
amber traffic light

Orange means policy targets are not being met but progress is being made

red traffic light

Red means policy targets are not being met

Duty to Cooperate

The Localism Act (2011) requires local planning authorities to publish monitoring information at least yearly. Councils can now report on locally determined issues, as well as reporting on a much smaller proportion of nationally prescribed matters. These required matters include reporting on the amount of net additional affordable housing, Community Infrastructure Levy receipts, the number of neighbourhood plans adopted and actions taken under the duty to cooperate.

The Duty to Cooperate was also introduced through the Localism Act (2011). It places a legal duty on local planning authorities and county councils in England and other public bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis to maximise the effectiveness of Local and Marine Plan preparation. The Local Plan 2013 to 2033 Duty to cooperate statement was approved by Executive on 4 June 2014 and the Council continues to work with neighbouring authorities on evidence.

Preparation of the Local Plan Review and Greater Exeter Strategic Plan

Part 1 of the Local Plan 2020-2040 was published for consultation on 23 March 2020 and ran for an extended 16 week period until 13 July 2020, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan, has now ceased following a decision by all the partner authorities to not carry on with the plan.

Planning Framework

The Local Plan 2013 to 2033 and Local Development Scheme were adopted on 6 May 2014. They form part of the statutory local Development Plan for the district outside the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNP) area, together with minerals and waste plans prepared by Devon County Council (DCC), and any Neighbourhood Plans (NP) made across the area. DNP has prepared a Local Plan for its area, and is now undertaking a review. This has now been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate to examine.

Teignbridge District Council covers 260 square miles; the Local Plan 2013 to 2033 covers a plan area of 162 square miles, outside of DNP and sets out the planning vision for the district, delivering growth, jobs, homes, facilities and environmental protection. It is the Development Plan which guides development and offers much better protection for places that we have not identified for development.

Policy & Technical Evidence

Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Local Development Order (LDO)