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Over a number of meetings starting in December 2021, the council's Strategic Planning Committee considered a working draft Local Plan.

This plan has set the suggested policy approaches to a range of subject matters and it is now to be worked up into a proposed consultation draft plan. The intention is that wide spread pubic consultation will take place in the autumn of 2022.

Emerging proposals include substantial levels of development on the western side of East Devon, with these including a second new town and also further jobs and employment growth. Proposals provide for modest development levels in other parts of East Devon, with a particular focus on development being directed to the towns and villages with the greatest range of services and facilities.

The working draft Local Plan can be viewed here.