East Devon District Council is preparing a new Local Plan that is expected to ultimately replace the existing Local Plan. The new plan is proposed to cover the period from 2020 to 2040 and more information on a draft plan consultation will appear here soon.

Our work on new Local Plan production began with a consultation on an Issues and Options document that summarises some key issues facing East Devon looking forward and some options for how we might address these. The Issues and Options consultation was undertaken in respect of support of the requirements of Regulation 18 of ‘The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012’.

We have also undertaken a Call for Sites (as part of a Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment) which allows people to identify land that they consider suitable for the development, and also produced - and consulted on - a draft Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal scoping report to support the Local Plan.

The consultation on the East Devon Draft Local Plan 2020-2040 ran from Monday, November 7th 2022 until Sunday, January 15th 2023.