6. Bishops Clyst
On the 26 January 2017, a referendum will be held on the Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan where residents will be asked the following question:
"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bishops Clyst to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
If more than 50% of those that turn out vote 'yes' then East Devon District Council will 'make' the Neighbourhood Plan and it will form part of the development plan for East Devon. All planning applications in the area will then be considered against the policies contained within.
For more information on the plan and how to vote please use the following links:
Mr McGurk was appointed to examine the Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan, a process which commenced on 5 September 2016. The process was undertaken on the basis of considering the written material which forms the plan, its appendices and accompanying statements as well as any representations received in response to the formal consultations.
The report into the examination is available to view.
Bishops Clyst Submission of Plan to Local Authority- Regulation 16
Bishops Clyst Parish Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council.
The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be found by following the links below:
The Neighbourhood Plan was available for comment until the 15th August 2016. The responses received during the consultation can be found below.
The next stage of the process will be to appoint an Examiner to review the contents of the plan alongside representations made during the consultation period.
Designation of Neighbourhood Area
Bishops Clyst Parish Council requested the whole of their parish (Clyst St Mary and Sowton) be designated a neighbourhood area. The designation was approved on 5 March 2014.
An interactive map can be viewed by visiting the Neighbourhood Planning Interactive Map.