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Steering Group Meeting Monday 3rd October

You can read the agenda here

Statutory Consultation Begins

Finally we can begin our statutory consultation on the plan having completed the necessary Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).

The statutory consultation will begin this Monday 22nd August.

You can read all of the documents by clicking on the links below or pick up a copy at the following locations from Monday.

Torquay Library

CDT offices Temperance Street

Artizan Gallery 7 Lucius Street

Notice of consultation

Torquay Neighbourhood Plan statutory consultation document

Sustainability Report   
Habitats Regulations Assessment

TNP Policies Maps – Sheets 1 to 19


Erratum to the Draft Torquay Neighbourhood Plan

You can make comments or ask questions in the following ways:-

Comments can be posted on our Facebook Page – Torquay Neighbourhood Plan

Written representations can be made via email or post to:

Torquay Neighbourhood Plan c/o CDT Office, Temperance Street Torquay TQ2 5PU.

We also have an online survey which you can complete and which can be found here

If you have any questions you can either email or call:-

Leon Butler (Chair Torquay NP) on 07516 343512




Read the latest minutes here

Six Week Consultation coming up commencing 7th March with an open day event at the Livermead House Hotel, Torquay.  – 14.00 – 20.00. There will also be a number of Community Partnership meetings, providing the opportunity for people to take a look at the draft plan and add their thoughts and comments. Further details to follow shorlty

Next Steering Group Meeting October 5th _ CDT Offices 6.30-8.30pm. You can read the agenda here
There are plans to make improvements to the Strand and you can view the proposed here
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The Plan

Read The latest Plan Here

In September 2011 representatives from all 16 Torbay Community Partnerships met and agreed to the request from Torbay Council to establish Neighbourhood Fora to lead the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It was agreed that each town would become individual “Neighbourhoods” each to formulate its own NP, which would in turn form part of and work with, the Council’s Local Plan (formerly known as the Core Strategy) for the whole of Torbay, itself the basis for development decisions over the next up to twenty years.

In October 2011 a meeting attended by the Mayor, Torbay Councillors, Officers, and Community Partnership Chairs was held. Following that meeting Terma of Reference and outline project plans were drawn up and submitted to Government for approval in November. This was – and still is – a unique venture comprising three towns within one unitary authority applying for approval for three NP proposals which would hopefully meld with the eventual Council Local Plan.

Last chance to have your say on Greenspaces. Consiultation closes today.
Torquay’s green spaces are essential to quality of life for local residents as well as visitors and need robust protection. Our Plan identifies all those green spaces that communities want protecting, and safeguards them from future development.
Our Plan designates Local Green Spaces as those public access green spaces that are precious to the local community and has put brown field developments ahead of Greenfield housing sites .

You can find a list of greenspaces on the consultation document on our website where there is a link to a short survey which you can complete.
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Steering Group meeting tomorrow evening 6.30 pm at the CDT offices in Temperance Street Torquay
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Last chance to have your say on Heritage
Torquay’s unique atmosphere owes a lot to its historic assets and many conservation areas. Over the past few decades, some development has been disproportionate and out of place. Our Plan aims to ensure a policy of sympathetic regeneration that retains the character of these unique areas. Our Plan makes it quite clear that we want to see our Conservation Areas protected from degradation by unsympathetic developments and neglect by property owners.
To take a current example, the plan supports regeneration around the harbour but of a scale, bulk and designs that is sympathetic with the heritage value of the area and does not compromise historic buildings. We have formally objected to the current planning application for this area.

You can read the full consultation document on our website at and you can also find hard copies at the Torbay Community Development Trust office in temperance Street, Torquay Library and Artizan Gallery in Lucius Street

Consultation closes on 3rd October
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Last chance to have your say on Tourism
Torbay is a destination in transition. Priorities for tourist attractions and accommodation are changing as the area shifts to a higher-spend, higher quality all year round model. Our Plan enables the tourism industry to respond in a pro-active and flexible way to these changes. It will allow more flexibility for change of use applications from holiday accommodation to high quality housing potentially freeing resources for reinvestment in new projects while driving up profitability and standards in remaining accommodation and taking the pressure off green field homes developments.
You can find out more about our aspirations for tourism in the full consultation document that can be found on our website

Consultation ends 3rd October
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