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We adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) relating to ‘Planning Obligations’ on 22 June 2017.

The Adopted Guidance
The Adoption Statement
The Consultation Statement 

The SPD will provide clarity to developers, decision makers, stakeholders and local communities regarding the basis on which planning obligations will be sought when considering planning applications in East Devon.  In the form of a legal agreement, planning obligations are secured to ensure that development mitigates the impacts of, and provides for the requirements arising from, development in a sustainable way.

The SPD details the obligations that may be required from different types and amounts of development and sets out the basis on which the level of obligation will be calculated, where appropriate.  It complements and provides further guidance to the policy approach set out in the District Council’s East Devon Local Plan (Adopted January 2016) and will assist in securing the provision of high quality, sustainable new development supported by appropriate infrastructure provision. The SPD forms a material planning consideration in the determination of planning applications and will ensure that decisions are made in a consistent way.

The SPD also adds detail to Strategy 50 of the East Devon Local Plan which addresses Infrastructure Delivery.

The revised draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document and draft documents that support it are listed below:

Initial consultation on this document was undertaken between 28 November 2016 and 16 January 2017 with further consultation being undertaken between 5 April and 15 May 2017.  The consultation responses may be viewed below:

First consultation responses (28 November 2016 - 16 January 2017)

18 - Seaton Town Council
34 - Axminster Town Council
124 - South West Water 1
124 - South West Water 2
135 - Colyton Parish Council
261 - Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council
526 - The Woodland Trust
553 - The Equality and Human Rights Commission
1608 - Councillor J Elson
3209 - David Lock Associates for East Devon New Community Partners (EDNCp)
3301 - Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners for Bourne Leisure
3347 - PCL Planning for Client Group
3712 - Environment Agency
3712 - Sustainable Places Environment Agency
3743 - Natural England
5122 - Rapleys for Crown Estate
6128 - Blue Cedar Homes
6154 - South Somerset District Council
6200 - Barton Willmore for Taylor Wimpey
6324 - Devon County Council
6753 - Planning Issues for Churchill Retirement
7207 - Cranbrook Town Council
7647 - Persimmon Homes
7715 - Collier Planning for Baker Estates Ltd
7716 - Redrow Homes Westcountry Ltd
7717 - The Cavanna Group

Second consultation responses (5 April 2017 - 15 May 2017)

67 - Sidmouth Town Council Planning Committee
97- Blackdown Hills AONB
124 - South West Water
164 - Sport England
553 - Equality and Human Rights Commission
1963 - Devon County Council
3209 - David Lock Associates for East Devon New Community Partners (EDNCp)
3301 - Lichfields for Bourne Leisure Ltd
3347 - PLC Planning Ltd for Client Group
5122 - Rapleys for The Crown Estate
6128 - Blue Cedar Homes
6128 Blue Cedar Homes Supplement
6294 - Tetlow King Planning for South West HARP Planning Consortium
6753 - Planning Issues Ltd for Churchill Retirement Living (CRL)
7207 - Cranbrook Town Council
7715 - Collier Planning for Baker Estates Ltd
7763 - Jillings Heynes Planning for Heritage Homes
7764 - Tibbalds for PegasusLife