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Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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34. Sidmouth


A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan on 19 September 2019. The question in the referendum will be:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Sid Valley (Sidmouth) to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have prepared a referendum version of the Neighbourhood Plan and a Community Actions appendix to the plan.

Further information relating to the referendum is available below:

Examiner's Report

Information for voters

Information statement

Table of Comments

Sid Valley Place Analysis

Sid Valley Decision Statement

Time Table


Liz Beth has now completed the examination of the the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan (which commenced on 4 April 2019). The Examiner's Final Report is available to view. 

The Examiner's provided documents and any relevant responses relating to the examination are available to view below:

Examiner's First Round Questions
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group response 1
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group response 2

Sidmouth Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Sidmouth Town Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan (the Plan) to East Devon District Council. The Regulation 16 consultation ended on Friday 8 March.

Comments received during the course of the consultation can be found below:

Devon and Cornwall Police
Devon Countryside Access Forum
East Devon AONB
East Devon District Council
Highways England
Historic England
M Walden-Till
Natural England
Richard Eley
S Barnes
Savills for LVA
Sid Vale Association
South West Water
Sport England
Turley for Bloor Homes SW Ltd

The Plan and supporting documents can be found by following the links below:

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Sid Valley Place Analysis
Sid Valley Basic Conditions Statement
Sid Valley HRA SEA Screening Report
Sid Valley Consultation Statement

If you would like to make a representation, please complete the form below and submit to :

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form

Data Protection- Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of producing the neighbourhood plan and may inform other Planning Policy work. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Sidmouth Town Council requested that the whole of their parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The designation was approved on the 31st March 2016.

For further information please select the links below:

Sidmouth application form

Sidmouth map

Sidmouth publicity notice

Natural England Response

Historic England Response

Cllr C Gardner Response

An interactive map can be viewed by visiting the Neighbourhood Planning Interactive Map.