East Devon District Council has produced a Proposed Submission Villages Plan that is published for consultation from 22 March until noon on 10 May 2017.

The Proposed Submission Villages Plan builds on previous work undertaken on the draft Villages Plan 2016 and on Proposed Criteria for Revised Built-up Area Boundaries.

Work started on the villages Plan in 2012 and a draft plan was consulted on in January 2014, just prior to form hearing sessions on the East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031.  Further work undertaken on the Local Plan to take account of the Inspector's comments fundamentally changed the scope and purpose of the Villages Plan and has informed the draft 2016 Villages Plan.  The Villages Plan 2014 and supporting work may be viewed in the Villages Plan 2014 library.