9. Teignbridge Planning Cafes
In March 2019, Teignbridge Spatial Planning Team launched our Planning Cafés
These are informal briefings that will take place at least quarterly, for County Councillors, District Councillors, Town/Parish Clerks/Councillors and representatives of Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Groups. The Cafes are designed to provide information on the Teignbridge Local Plan review process, and to help local representatives cascade information to their groups and constituents on Local Plan related matters.
These are not decision making events, their purpose is to:
- facilitate an in-depth understanding of issues related to the evidence used to support the Local Plan
- provide a forum for local perspectives on issues that the Local Plan aims to address
- explore the Local Plan policy choices being developed
- bring towns, Parishes and NDP groups together to meet, make connections and share their experience and knowledge.
The first 2 cafes were run in Newton Abbot and Kenton with 50 people attending representing 25 different organisations/areas of the district. They were lively events with lots of discussion and questions.