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We want your views on where we are proposing development should be allowed in Beer; Broadclyst; Clyst St. Mary; Colyton; East Budleigh; Feniton; Kilmington; Lympstone; Musbury; Newton Poppleford; Sidbury; Uplyme; West Hill; Whimple and Woodbury.

The Villages Plan consultation sets out proposals for the Built Up Area Boundaries (BUAB) for these villages and asks for your comments by 28 September 2016. 

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The Villages Plan will form part of a series of documents that set out policies and proposals for land use planning in East Devon. Taken together these documents comprise the ‘development plan’, which guides where development will go and how planning applications will be determined.

Strategy 6 of the Local Plan effectively says that development will be allowed within defined ‘Built-up Area Boundaries’ (BUAB’s), subject to certain criteria. It goes on to state that BUAB’s will be defined on maps around the settlements of East Devon that are appropriate to accommodate growth and development. The BUAB’s for the main towns are defined in the proposals map of the Local Plan, but for our villages (and the town of Colyton) they will be defined in the Villages Plan.

Work to assess which settlements are suitable for growth and development was done as part of the Local Plan and Strategy 27 lists these as Beer; Broadclyst; Clyst St. Mary; Colyton; East Budleigh; Feniton; Kilmington; Lympstone; Musbury; Newton Poppleford; Sidbury; Uplyme; West Hill; Whimple and Woodbury. Strategy 27 states that these settlements will have a BUAB designated in the Villages Plan but will not have land specifically allocated for development.