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Guide Draft consultation documents

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2. Preferred approach report

Preferred Approach

A Preferred Approach document setting out the thinking to the then Core Strategy was produced for consultation in 2010.

Preferred Approach Summary

Preferred Approach Full Document

On 15 March 2011 the Development Management Committee considered the report setting out the feedback on the recent Preferred Approach consultation and agreed to note the responses.

The report explains that the Preferred Approach document was consulted on in a series of different ways, including via social media and leaflets posted to every household, and through various events held during autumn 2010. These consultation techniques were designed to be as inclusive as possible. The timetable detailing the methods used, the outcomes resulting and lessons learnt for future consultation have been recorded and are available to download through the following links:

Outcome of the Preferred Approach Consultation autumn 2010

Appendix - Outcome of the Preferred Approach Consultation autumn 2010

All comments on the Core Strategy Preferred Approach were recorded in Chapter order.  The comments have also been recorded in order by postcode of the representor so that it is possible to identify issues of particular concern based on the areas in which representors live.

The views of a large number of students from all state secondary schools in the district were also gathered in a number of discussion events held during October and November 2010.  The full record of all the events, together with some of the preparatory work done in advance of the events, is available to view below:

Schedule of school consultation events

School consultation events report

Informing the LDF Preferred Approach Consultation Event - Spring 2010

From December 2008 to February 2009 we consulted on a paper setting out the Issues and Options for development in the District. This took the form of public exhibitions, presentations to town/parish councils and an online form. The responses to this work, along with extensive, targeted consultation (detailed below) throughout spring 2010, have informed the production of the Preferred Approach Document.

The consultation methods employed during Spring 2010 included:

  • Evening discussion groups with parish councillors
  • Questionnaires for parish council’s to complete with their communities
  • Afternoon workshops with town councils, local interest groups, local organisations and landscape/highway/environment specialists
  • An evening workshop with the East Devon Business Forum
  • Working with young people attending youth clubs in each town photographing the local features they liked, disliked and would like to see more of, discussing local issues and completing a questionnaire to win a £25 voucher
  • Attendance at the Equalities Forum to discuss issues affecting minority groups

The outcomes of the consultation events have been recorded and are available to download through the following links:

Axminster - outcome of town consultation events

Exmouth - outcome of town consultation events

Honiton - outcome of town consultation events

Ottery St Mary - outcome of town consultation events

Seaton - outcome of town consultation events

Sidmouth - outcome of town consultation events

Outcome of the parish council consultation events

Outcome of the consultation events (whole district)