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Annual Monitoring Report 2022 - 2023

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1. Introduction

This Monitoring Report reviews progress with delivery of the Teignbridge Local Plan. These pages contain information from 1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023. 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

Amber 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

The Local Plan Review 2020-2040 has been prepared in a number of stages.

  • Part 1 contained policies to guide decisions taken on proposed new development. This part of the Plan was available for consultation between 23 March and 13 July 2020.
  • Part 2 contained sites proposed for allocation for development.This part of the Plan was available for consultation between 28 June and 9 August 2021.
  • Part 3 contained sites proposed for allocation for Renewable Energy polices, Wind Turbine site options, a Gypsy and Traveller site options and small site options. This part of the Plan was available for consultation between 15 November 2021 and 24 January 2022.
  • Responses to Parts 1-3 were considered and a Local Plan Draft Proposed Submission Version created and consulted on between 23 January 2023 and 13 March 2023.
  • Comments made on the Proposed Submission Version have been considered and a further Addendum consultation on final changes to the plan is proposed to take place in Autumn 2023.

A revised Local Development Scheme has been prepared which sets out the timescale for development of the Local 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. 

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 and Technical Evidence

Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

2022 saw the publication of the 2021 Census highlighting the changes in the population.