The report by Nigel McGurk the independent examiner of our Plan has now been published on the Council’s web site.
The report upholds 98 out of our 100 Local Green Space designations (Policy TE4) but removes the heart and soul from our Plan by taking out our communities’ aspirations and all of the policies that would have made Torquay ‘the best place to work, live and visit in the West’ – our overriding objective.
Rest assured we have already started the challenge to his report and the process of examination as independent advice seems to confirm our view that there are apparently major issues of compliance with NPIERS guidance, planning policy and case law.


The recording of the TNP Hearing is available to hear and down load from the Council’s web site and can be found via the following link.






Invitation to Torquay Neighbourhood Plan – Public Hearing

 Torbay Council, Torquay Neighbourhood Forum, Natural England, Torbay Development Agency (Estates and Housing) and Mr JG Thomas to speak at the Hearing as invited by Mr McGurk. By the request of the Independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, you are invited to participate in a Public Hearing relating to the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan. The Public Hearing will take place at 09.30am […]

Local Plan

Thanks to strategic planning for providing us with this update on the progress of the Council’s Local Plan. ‘Ahead of Monday’s meeting it is important to inform you that, today, a press release has been issued by the Council regarding the progress of the Local Plan. This can be viewed here –   Further […]

Local Plan

The Council has now placed additional information regarding the Local Plan Examination on its website at The Council has now placed additional information regarding the Local Plan Examination on its website at Namely the information concerns all of the representations which were made regarding the Modifications that were proposed and the Council’s response […]

Forthcoming Meetings

The Venue for all meetings is at the Community Development Trust Offices, 4-8 Temperance Street, Torquay TQ2 5PU. Tel. No: 01803 212638, unless specified Monday 11th May – Public Meeting – Venue: Grace Murrell Room, Riviera International Conference Centre. Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm You can read the agenda/Here Monday 8th June – Steering Group Meeting […]