North Tawton Neighbourhood Plan

2016-2034

‘North Tawton, embracing the past, planning the future’

The story so far

In February 2013, North Tawton Town Council applied to West Devon Borough Council to nominate the land area of the Parish as a Neighbourhood Planning boundary. This was approved in June 2013 and the process of drawing up the Neighbourhood Plan began. A Neighbourhood Plan Development Group was formed consisting of North Tawton Town Councillors and members of the public, including representatives of local businesses. Over the period of developing the plan (2013 – 2018) membership of this group has changed – we acknowledge the contributions of all those who have participated in this very important process.

Gaining the views and ideas from the residents of the Parish of North Tawton became central to the whole process of developing the Plan. This was done in a range of ways including a ‘Call for Sites’ process (2013-14); Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire (2014); development of aims & objectives (2014-15); themes & policies (Dec 2016); designating local green space (March 2017); Regulation 14 consultation (Dec – Jan 2017-18). Further details of the consultation process can be found in the ‘Consultation Statement’ Appendix 5.1.2.

Following the conclusion of the Regulation 14 Consultation process the neighbourhood Plan development group collated and analysed all the comments received and amended the plan accordingly. This also included extensive discussions with West Devon Borough Council who made a number of recommended amendments to the draft plan, most significantly the inclusion of allocated sites. This process inevitably took longer than anticipated due to changes in personnel within WDBC and the usual holiday periods. The Regulation 14 responses and actions taken can be found in Appendix 5.1.4.

A number of documents have been prepared for submission to West Devon Borough Council for the next stage of the process – Regulation 15. These include the latest revised version of the Plan, plus relevant maps and appendices; a Statement of Consultation; a Basic Conditions Statement which demonstrates that we have followed all the appropriate stages of the neighbourhood planning process; a SEA & HRA screening report (an external assessment of the plan’s possible environmental impacts)produced by West Devon Borough Council.

On receipt of these Submission Documents the Local Planning Authority (WDBC) must publicise them on their website and in any other appropriate manner to bring the information to the attention of all stakeholders (people who live, work or carry on business in the Neighbourhood Plan area) as well as notifying all consultee bodies involved in the Second Public Consultation of their receipt. They must allow a period of at least 6 weeks for any representations on the proposals to be received.

Following this process will be the Official Examination of the Plan where WDBC will appoint a person, the ‘Independent Examiner’, to carry out an independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan. This appointment will need agreement by the Development Group and it must be an appropriately qualified and experienced person with attributes including:

  • knowledge and experience in current planning policy, legislation, and procedures
  • appropriate qualification and membership of an appropriate professional body
  • freedom from conflicts of interest or bias (real or perceived)
  • experience and ability to weigh evidence and to deal with a range of people of varying levels of knowledge
  • ability to make sound and impartial professional judgments

The examiner will only consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions set out by law and that it:

  • has appropriate regard to national policy
  • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
  • is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
  • is compatible with human rights requirements
  • is compatible with EU obligations

The examination is often undertaken by written representations, but may involve a public hearing.

When the Neighbourhood Plan is satisfactory, after modifications if necessary, then the local authority (WDBC) will arrange for The Referendum to take place. This will be organised by the elections unit and the local authority is required to publish information about the Neighbourhood Plan. They are required to give notice that a referendum is taking place and the date of the poll.

All official costs associated with the Referendum are borne by WDBC.

To read the latest version of the Plan please click on the link below

www.northtawtonneighbourhoodplan.co.uk.

The Plan Appendices are available as PDF documents and can be downloaded from this page. There are also appendices to the Consultation Statement which are PDF documents and can be downloaded from this page.

Once the Plan has been agreed by the Examiner there will be a limited number of hard copies available.

Attachments:
Download this file (NTNP timetable as at December 2018.pdf)NTNP timetable as at December 2018.pdf130 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.1.2 Consultation Statement December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.1.2 Consultation Statement December 2018.pdf1644 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.1.4 Regulation 14 Consultation Responses and actions December 2018.pd)Appendix 5.1.4 Regulation 14 Consultation Responses and actions December 2018.pd125 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.1.1 Town Design Statement Appendix 1 December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.1.1 Town Design Statement Appendix 1 December 2018.pdf283 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.1.2 Local Green Space Designation - Landowners Response December 20)Appendix 5.3.1.2 Local Green Space Designation - Landowners Response December 20297 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.1.5  Review of Local Green Space Criteria December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.1.5 Review of Local Green Space Criteria December 2018.pdf77 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.3.1 JSNA Profile E01020326 2017 at December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.3.1 JSNA Profile E01020326 2017 at December 2018.pdf609 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.1a Site Information Pack 2014 at December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.1a Site Information Pack 2014 at December 2018.pdf2588 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.2 North Tawton Housing Needs Survey saved December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.2 North Tawton Housing Needs Survey saved December 2018.pdf219 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.5.1 Transport Group Report saved December 2018.pdf)Appendix 5.3.5.1 Transport Group Report saved December 2018.pdf982 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.6.1 devon-guidance-v6-june-2013-final-report (2).pdf)Appendix 5.3.6.1 devon-guidance-v6-june-2013-final-report (2).pdf3308 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.6.3 KN4430_Passivhaus_Primer_WEB.pdf)Appendix 5.3.6.3 KN4430_Passivhaus_Primer_WEB.pdf1066 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.6.2 DCC_solar_farm_community_benefit_briefing_Jan_2015-1.pdf)Appendix 5.3.6.2 DCC_solar_farm_community_benefit_briefing_Jan_2015-1.pdf232 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.1b Site Information Pack 2016.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.1b Site Information Pack 2016.pdf633 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.3 North Tawton Profile 2014.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.3 North Tawton Profile 2014.pdf2313 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.4 JLP Site Assessment Matrix using SEA Criteria.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.4 JLP Site Assessment Matrix using SEA Criteria.pdf407 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.5 North Tawton Site Assessment Matrix using SEA Criteria.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.5 North Tawton Site Assessment Matrix using SEA Criteria.pdf290 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.6 Devon Home Choice Housing Needs Bands A-E.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.6 Devon Home Choice Housing Needs Bands A-E.pdf163 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.7 Private Rear Amenity Size Analysis North Tawton.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.7 Private Rear Amenity Size Analysis North Tawton.pdf342 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.4.8 Density of Dwellings.pdf)Appendix 5.3.4.8 Density of Dwellings.pdf309 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.1.4 North Tawton Conservation Area Appraisal - Draft John Fisher.pd)Appendix 5.3.1.4 North Tawton Conservation Area Appraisal - Draft John Fisher.pd8468 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.1.1 North_Tawton_Application_Details Designation (1).pdf)Appendix 5.1.1 North_Tawton_Application_Details Designation (1).pdf2052 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.1.3 Final North Tawton SEAHRA March 2019 (1).PDF)Appendix 5.1.3 Final North Tawton SEAHRA March 2019 (1).PDF835 Kb
Download this file (Appendix 5.3.1.3 Local Green Space  Residents' responses (1).pdf)Appendix 5.3.1.3 Local Green Space Residents' responses (1).pdf209 Kb