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Local Development Scheme

We are preparing one Development Plan Document which will be the Teignbridge Local Plan 2020-2040.  The timetable and description are set out below: 

Teignbridge Local Plan 2020-2040

This document will set an overall vision and strategy for the area in the context of local circumstances, national policy, and climate and ecological emergency declarations. It will set the overall amount of growth for the period 2020 – 2040 and implements the overall vision and strategy by allocating sufficient land for new employment, housing, renewable energy and other development needs.

The Local Plan will include strategic and non-strategic policies to manage how development takes place in the district. Policies will focus on improving our built and natural spaces to support high quality living conditions in an increasingly zero carbon environment. They will set out the Council’s expectations for high standards of design, development and living conditions to give a clear and improved framework for all future development taking place in the district. 

The Local Plan will include policies and site allocations relating to:

  • Climate change and energy requirements;
  • Design;
  • Employment (e.g. business development; rural economy; tourism);
  • Environmental conditions (e.g. air, water and soil quality; contamination;
  • pollution);
  • Environmental protection (e.g. landscapes; biodiversity; woodland;
  • protected sites);
  • Town centres;
  • Natural infrastructure;
  • Health and wellbeing;
  • Housing types and standards (e.g. affordable housing; exception sites; custom build; accessible homes);
  • Settlement hierarchy;
  • Settlement limits;
  • Employment allocations;
  • Gypsy and traveller site allocations;
  • Housing allocations;
  • Renewable energy allocations;
  • Town centre redevelopment proposals;
  • Town specific retail requirements;
  • Place specific policies and initiatives.

 Timetable:

  • March 2020 – Regulation 18 Draft Plan (policies only) - COMPLETED
  • May 2021 – Regulation 18 Draft Plan (site options and policies not previously consulted on or which are subject to a material change)
  • July 2022 – Regulation 19 Proposed Submission
  • January 2023 – Regulation 22 Submission
  • June 2023 – Regulation 23-25 Examination in Public
  • January 2024 – Regulation 26 Adopt Plan

When this content has been updated

Last updated 7 April 2021