East Devon Heritage Strategy (2019 - 2031)

Our heritage assets, which are valued parts of the historic environment, are an irreplaceable resource that provide significant social, economic and environmental benefits for East Devon. Our District is a place with a rich historic environment and abundance of heritage assets, which have helped to shape its distinctive character and identity.  It is important that we set out a positive strategy for their conservation and enjoyment, for this and future generations.

We have recently produced a Heritage Strategy (2019 – 2031) for the East Devon District.  This presents a summary of our heritage, its significance, its management and its benefits, with an action plan for the delivery of our recommendations.  The document can be viewed, or printed here

Consultation Details

A consultation on the draft Heritage Strategy concluded on 22 January 2019.  All responses to the consultation have been considered and the document has been amended.  The amended document was approved by the Strategic Planning Committee on 26 March 2019.  The draft strategy, showing amendments can be viewed here, and a consultation feedback report can be viewed here.

If you would like any further information on the Heritage Strategy, please contact the planning policy section on 01395 517483.

The consultation comments received can be viewed below:

A Beresford
Axminster Heritage
Broadclyst Parish Council
Budleigh Salterton Town Council
Chardstock Parish Council
Clyst Honiton Parish Council
Colyton Parish Council
Cranbrook Town Council
Devon and Cornwall Police
Devon Gardens Trust
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Exmouth Community Association
Exmouth Historical and Archaeological Society
Exmouth Planning Committee
Hawkchurch Parish Council
Historic England
Honiton Town Council
Exmouth Civic Society
J Manser
K Goddard
Musbury Parish Council
National Trust
Natural England
Otter Valley Association
Ottery St Mary Heritage Society
Ottery St Mary Town Council
Seaton Town Council
Sid Vale Association
Sidmouth History Group
Sidmouth Town Council
South West Water
T Sweeney
The Jurassic Coast Trust
Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan Member

Please note that we usually upload comments to the website including the name of the person commenting, although personal details (signature, address, email and telephone number) are redacted. Where comments are received from an organisation or business, contact details will not usually be redacted. In some cases, for instance where comments are deemed to be offensive or confidential, comments may not be made public or an officer summary may be uploaded instead.

Data protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the Heritage Strategy consultation and may inform other planning policy work.

Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purpose 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 which can be accessed at: