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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

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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.

I see the Abbey Sands change of use to residential from holiday has been refused (just). This is both negative and positive as it was refused because of the Local Plan CTIA (Core Tourism Investment Area) strategy that prevents change of use from non tourism accommodation in a CTIA. So in this case no money for affordable housing and the community but it means the Marina development must now be dead in the water as it has apartments that are residential in the current design. That would mean Carey Green would be saved as a Local Greenspace. ... See MoreSee Less

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