Neighbourhood Plans 'Made' or 'Adopted'

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1. Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan

Making of Plan/Adoption

Following the successful Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan referendum Teignbridge District Council Executive Committee resolved to Make/Adopt the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Development Plan for the District.

The Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan will now be used to determine planning applications in the parish area alongside the adopted Teignbridge Local Plan.

The decision statement to Make/Adopt the Plan is available to view below:

Decision Statement to Make/Adopt the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan 

A hard copy of the Decision Statement is available to view on the parish notice boards and at Teignbridge District Council Office, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX.

The Made/Adopted Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan is available to view below:

Made Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan 

A hard copy of the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan is available to view at Teignbridge Council Office.

All those previously requested to be notified of the decision to Make the Plan will be informed and a copy of the decision statement forwarded to them.


The Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place on Thursday 28 September 2017. Voters were asked the question:

“Do you want Teignbridge District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Abbotskerswell to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?”

87.9% of those who submitted a ballot voted in favour of using the Neighbourhood Plan to help decide planning applications.

The full results of the Poll are available to view below:

Declaration of Result of Poll  

The formal decision on the Adoption/Making of the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan will be made by the Executive of the Council on 31st October 2017.

If approved, the Plan will form part of the Teignbridge District Council Development Plan and will be used alongside the Local Plan to decide planning applications within the Abbotskerswell Parish.

The supporting Referendum Documents are available to view below:

Notice of Referendum

Timetable for Referendum

Information for Voters

Information Statement

Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum

Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

Representations received during the Publicity Consultation

List of Modifications made from Submission to Referendum

Examiners Report

Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Area

Completed Examination

The Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan Examination has been completed by the appointed examiner, John Slater.

The Examiner has recommended that with a number of modifications the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood plan should proceed to referendum.

The Examiners report was received by us on 13 June 2017 and is available below:

Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Development Plan Examiners Report 

Abbotskerswell Parish Council approved the modifications through delegated authority on 22 June 2017 and confirmed the referendum date through a formal parish council meeting on 26 June 2017.

We formally approved the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Development Plan to proceed to referendum on 27 June 2017. The formal confirmation of this decision is available in the Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum Below:

Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Development Plan Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum

Submission of Neighbourhood Plan to Examination (Regulation 17)

The Abbotskerswell Parish Council, as the qualifying body, formally submitted the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan to us for the Publicity Stage as required by the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

The submission materials were reviewed and checked to ensure regulatory compliance. Formal confirmation of our acceptance of the Plan to proceed to the Regulation 16 Publicity period was provided on 2 February 2017.

The Publicity Period ran from Monday 20 February 2017 until 5pm, Monday 3 April 2017.

The period for representations on the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan has now closed.

A copy of the relevant Neighbourhood Plan documents submitted to the examiner are available below:

Submission Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan (January 2017) 

Abbotskerswell Basic Conditions Statement

Abbotskerswell Consultation Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report and Habitat Regulation Assessment

Formal Confirmation of Submission plan acceptance by Teignbridge District Council 

Abbotskerswell NDP - Regulation 16 Consultation Representations

Those who identified that they wish to be notified of the decision to ‘make’ the plan or not through the Regulation 16 consultation will be informed.

Any questions on the examination of the plan should be directed to David Kiernan, Neighbourhood Planning Officer on 01626 215758 or