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 – http://www.torbay.gov.uk/news.htm?id=129865


Further information can be found on the Council’s Local Plan Examination webpage here –http://www.torbay.gov.uk/localplanexamination. This includes the latest correspondence between the Council and the Inspector. For ease, I have listed direct links to the correspondence:


  • PH/16    Email from PINS to Torbay Council and attachment (letter) from Examination Inspector (PINS / Keith Holland, Inspector, 14 May 2015):http://www.torbay.gov.uk/ph16.pdf


  • PH/17   Email to PINS and attachments (letter and Council Report) from Torbay Council Examination (Torbay Council, 18 May 2015):http://www.torbay.gov.uk/ph17.pdf


  • PH/18   Email from PINS to Torbay Council and attachment (letter) from Examination Inspector (PINS/Keith Holland, Inspector, 21 May 2015):http://www.torbay.gov.uk/ph18.pdf


In summary, the Council will be issuing some revised modifications to the Local Plan (withdrawing the previous set of Proposed Modifications). These will be advertised for consultation between Monday 22 June and Monday 3 August (6 weeks). The revised modifications will include a slightly shorter plan period and a small reduction in the level of growth compared to the Proposed Modifications. This will have some impact in terms of the level of growth planned for in Torquay – i.e. some potential neighbourhood plan sites highlighted in the latest modifications will not feature in the latest modifications.’


We have a busy meeting coming up with lots now to be discussed and decided, you can read the agenda here.

Date: June 8th 6.30-8pm

 Community Development Trust Offices, 4-8 Temperance Street, Torquay TQ2 5PU. Tel. No: 01803 212638

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