Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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5. Beer (made)


A report was taken to Cabinet on the 2 January 2019 recommending that the Beer Neighbourhood Plan be 'made' so that it forms part of the Development Plan for East Devon.  The date of 'making' the Plan is 10 January 2019. This is following the successful referendum on 8 November 2018 where 90% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan.

The Decision Statement and Compliance Statement are available to view.

The Adopted Version of the Beer Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.


The Beer Neighbourhood Plan referendum was undertaken on the 8 November 2018 where voters were asked the question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Beer to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The results are as follows:

Number cast in favour of a 'YES'


Number cast in favour of a 'NO'


Turnout: 25.2%

The Declaration of the Result is available to download.

The specified documents relating to the neighbourhood planning referendum are available below:

Beer Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have incorporated the modifications recommended in the Examiner's Final Report.  The Beer Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) is now available to view.

Notice of Referendum


Decision Statement

Information Statement

Information for Voters

Table of Comments

Inspectors Report


David Hogger has now completed the examination of the Beer Neighbourhood Plan (which commenced on 14 May 2018). The Examiner's Final Report is available to view. 

The Examiner's questions, East Devon District Council's and Beer Parish Council's responses are available to view below.

The Examiner's Procedural Matters letter is available to view.

The combined response to the Procedural Matters letter from East Devon District Council and Beer Parish Council is available to view.

The Examiner's request for information relating to Short Furlong is available to view.

The Examiner's request for clarification regarding Habitats Regulation Assessment screening is available to view.

East Devon District Council's and Beer Parish Council's responses to the requests are available to view.

Beer Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Beer Parish Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Beer Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. The plan consultation period ended on 4 May 2018.

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

Amec Foster Wheeler on behalf of National Grid
Bell Cornwell on behalf of Clinton Devon Estates
Dorset County Council
East Devon District Council
Highways England
Historic England
Natural England
South Somerset District Council
South West Water
Submission Notice of Publication

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

Beer Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

EDDC SEA/HRA screening opinion

Further HRA report on Policy H3

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Heritage Impact Review

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

Beer NP Representation Form

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Beer Parish Council requested the whole of their parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The designation was approved on 2 October 2013.

Beer application form

Beer map

Beer publicity notice

Comments from English Heritage

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