The report by Nigel McGurk the independent examiner of our Plan has now been published on the Council’s web site www.torbay.gov.uk/council/policies/planning-policies/neighbourhood-plans/torquay-np/.
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 Planning guidance, policy and case law.
We are now receiving feedback to the Post Submission Consultation and will be uploading these documents here.
A full list of representations made can also be found on theTorbay Council website here