Neighbourhood Plans submitted for consultation and examination

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2. Bishopsteignton


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

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

87.3% 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 Bishopsteignton 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 Development Plan and will used alongside the Local Plan to decide planning applications within the Bishopsteignton Parish.

It should be noted that the referendum version of the Plan included a cleric error which omitted part of Appendix A7. This error will be rectified in the Made/Adopted version of the Plan.

The supporting Referendum Documents are available to view below:

Information for Voters

Information Statement

Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum

Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

Representations received during Publicity consultation

List of Modifications made from Submission to Referendum

Examiners Report

Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Area

Notice of referendum

Timetable of Referendum

Completed Examination

The Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Plan Examination has been completed by the appointed examiner, Robert Bryan.

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

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

Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Development Plan Examiners Report

Bishopsteignton Parish Council formally approved the Examiners recommended modifications and to proceed to referendum on 3 April 2017.

We formally approved the Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Development Plan to proceed to referendum on 5 April 2017. The formal confirmation of this decision is available in the Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum below:

Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Development Plan Decision Statement to Proceed to Referendum

Submission of Neighbourhood Plan to Examination (Regulation 17)

The Bishopsteignton Parish Council, as the qualifying body, formally submitted the Bishopsteignton Submission Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council 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 6 December 2016.

The publicity period ran from Friday 16 December 2016 until 5pm, Friday 10 February 2017.

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

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

Submission Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Plan (November 2016)

Bishopsteignton Basic Conditions Statement including Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination and Habitats Regulation Assessment

Bishopsteignton Consultation Statement

Formal Confirmation of Submission plan acceptance by Teignbridge District Council

Bishopsteignton 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