Have you say on the future of Colyton parish and help shape developments in the area for the next ten years and beyond.

Have you say on the future of Colyton parish and help shape developments in the area for the next ten years and beyond.

Colyton Parish Council has submitted the its Neighbourhood Plan to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Residents will now be able to share comments and views on the document for a consultation, being held from April 27 to June 22, 2021.

The Colyton Neighbourhood Plan has been in production since 2015.

The plan covers a variety of topics including the natural environment, the built environment, heritage and housing, the local economy, transport and travel, and community and recreation.

The thrust of the plan is to ensure the unique and special attributes of the parish are protected and enhanced, and that any change is sensitively planned for.

After the consultation the plan will go before an independent examiner, who will inspect the plan against a series of ‘basic conditions’ that the plan must meet.

If the examiner is happy the plan meets the requirements then it will proceed to a local community referendum.

If more than half of the electors vote in favour of the plan it will then be adopted and will become part of the statutory development plan for East Devon.

Once adopted, the plan will be used to help inform future decisions about development and planning applications in the Colyton area.

The plan and all the supporting documents are now on the EDDC website, along with a comments form for residents to share their views.

Hard copies of the plan will be available on request and to view at Colyton Library.

Any representations received will be made available on the EDDC website with copies also sent to the examiner to consider.

The full set of consultation documents, including comments form, are available on our website.

Anyone wishing to comment should send their comments by email to planningpolicy@eastdevon.gov.uk, or by post to Angela King, Planning Policy Section, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ.

Due to on-going restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the documents are not currently available at EDDC Council Offices, but are now available at Colyton Library.

Hard copies can be sent out by post on request by contacting the EDDC by emailing planningpolicy@eastdevon.gov.uk or by calling 01395 571740.