The Teignbridge Local Plan is an important planning document which sets out the Council's planning vision for the district, delivering growth, jobs, homes, facilities and environmental protection. It guides where homes, employment land, business infrastructure and community facilities will go over the 20 years up to 2033.
It contains policies to protect environmentally important places. It is part of the statutory 'development plan' for the area, considered when decisions on planning applications are made. The other parts of the 'development plan' are the Minerals Local Plan and the Waste Local Plan produced by Devon County Council and Neighbourhood Plans prepared by local communities.
The Local Plan consultation ran from 2010 through to 2014. It was considered by an independent Inspector, Geoff Salter, and then adopted by the council on 6 May 2014.
It replaced all of the previous local plan policies contained within the Teignbridge Local Plan 1989 – 2001 which are no longer taken into account and are of historic interest only.
We review the local plan about every five years and we have started work on the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan which will update the strategic parts of the Teignbridge Local Plan.
We have published an Adoption Statement for the Local Plan.
How to buy a copy of the Local Plan
Cost is £23.50 (including postage and packaging)
Dartmoor National Park Authority
We do not make planning decisions about land within Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNP), and none of the planning documents we produce apply to that area, although we do discuss cross-boundary issues. Planning information for the National Park area is available on their website.
Devon County Council
Devon County Council is responsible for education, roads, social services, libraries and long term plans for minerals and waste.
Please note, since the adoption of the Local Plan there has been a new waste plan adopted in December 2014 and a new minerals plan adopted in February 2017.
More information about these services is available at Devon County Council.