Summer 2017 Consultation

We are now entering the final stages of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan.

Below you will find links to all of the latest documents on which you are invited to comment.

You will also see that we have designated sites for housing and green spaces that we believe should be protected from development. This will be the last opportunity to comment and ensure that green spaces that are of special significance are protected so please make sure that we have not missed one that is important to you!

Why does the Neighbourhood plan include Local Green Space designation?  This is a way to provide special protection against development for green areas of particular importance to local communities.

The Consultation will commence on Monday 7th August and will end on Sunday 17th September

Hard copies of the plan and supporting documents can be found at

Torbay Community Development Trust offices located at

4-8 Temperance Street, TQ2 5PU


Torquay Library

Lymington Road


Comments may be submitted in writing to the above address marked for the attention of  Leon Butler or via email to

Following the Consultation there will be a Steering Group Meeting on 18th September at the Torbay Community Development Trust offices, commencing at 18.30

The Plan

Torquay Neighbourhood Plan, Planning Policies for summer 2017 consultation

Community Partnership submissions for Barton,Cockington, Chelston,  Ellacombe, Hele, Shiphay and The Willows

Community Partnership submissions St Marychurch, and Maidencombe

Community Partnership submissions for Torre and Upton, Torquay Town Centre, Wellswood and Torwood

Summary of the major changes to the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan since the statutory consultation

Supporting Information

Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report consultation 2017

Sustainability Appraisal Report consultation 2017


Each map shows the,

Designated local green spaces

Designated Housing sites

Designated Employment sites

key and Maps

TNP Policies Maps – Location Plan

Key and Maps


Torquay Neighbourhood Plan addendum – LGS list









Next Meeting – There will be a Public Meeting on Monday 5th June

at CDT Office Temperance Street at 6.30 PM



Following our Statutory Consultation that took place between July and September we have made changes to the plan and have produced a summary of those changes that can be read here

Next Meeting – There will be a Steering Group Meeting on Monday 8th May


Latest News 25th April 2017

Following on from our Statutory Consultation please find below the latest version of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan ( sub-divided into four documents). This follows feedback from local residents, Torbay Council and the Locality Consultant. Main changes are removal of policies that are not formal ‘Planning’ policies to Community Aspirations and some policy rewording to make them compliant with National Planning Policies and the Council’s Local Plan.

Introduction and Policies

Community Partnerships – Introduction, Barton & Watcombe, Cockington Chelston & Livermead, Ellacombe, Hele & Lower Barton, Shiphay & The Willows

Community Partnerships -St Marychurch, Maidencombe

Community Partnerships -Torre & Upton, Torquay Town Centre, Wellswood & Torwood



Steering Group Meeting

Monday 6th February


 Summary of Feedback on Statutory Consultation

Our statutory consultation has now been completed and the Plan is now being externally and independently reviewed pending submission to Torbay Council.  You can read the Summary of feedback  here

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 (please see above for the updated plan following the statutory consultation)

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.