We are currently consulting on proposals for the designation of a new Neighbourhood Area for the parish of West Hill, which would also have the effect of removing this area from the existing Ottery St Mary and West Hill Neighbourhood Area.

There are no other live neighbourhood planning related consultations at the moment.

For information about previous neighbourhood plan consultations, please see individual neighbourhood plans index.

West Hill Neighbourhood Area Application

West Hill Parish Council have applied for the whole of their parish to be designated as a new Neighbourhood Area. 

East Devon District Council is now consulting on this proposal.  The closing date for comments is 9am Monday 30th October 2023.

Neighbourhood Area designation is the first formal step in the neighbourhood planning process.  Submission of this application therefore signals an intention by West Hill Parish Council to prepare a neighbourhood plan for their parish.

West Hill is currently included in the Ottery St Mary and West Hill joint Neighbourhood Area, which is covered by the 'made' Ottery St Mary and West Hill Neighbourhood Plan.  If the application is approved, a new Neighbourhood Area would be designated to cover West Hill parish, and the existing Neighbourhood Area would be amended to remove West Hill parish from it.  This amended Neighbourhood Area would cover the parished area of Ottery St Mary only.

The existing joint Neighbourhood Plan would remain in force across both areas until such time as it is replaced in either or each parish by a new Neighbourhood Plan.

The full details of the application, where it can be viewed in hard copy, and how to submit comments are available below:

West Hill application form

West Hill map

West Hill publicity notice