Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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7. Broadclyst (made)


On 20 July 2023, East Devon District Council decided to ‘make’ (adopt) the Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan.  This means that it now forms part of the Development Plan for East Devon alongside any other made neighbourhood plans, the adopted East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031, and the Devon Minerals and Waste Plan.

This was following the successful referendum on 22 June 2023, where 88% of residents who voted were in favour of the Plan.

The Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan as 'made' is available to view.  Appendices and supporting documents are available on the Broadclyst Parish Council website.

Our Decision Statement and Compliance Statement confirms the Plan as made and legally compliant.

The Plan will be used to help make decisions on planning applications and guide future development in the parish of Broadclyst.

More information about the plan and its development are provided below, as well as on the Broadclyst Parish Council website.  Hard copies of Plan documentation can be viewed by prior arrangement at the District Council Offices at Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton.  Tel: 01395 571740


A local referendum was held on 22 June 2023 on the Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan.  The referendum asked residents in the parish of Broadclyst the following question:

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

The results, confirmed in the published Declaration, are as follows:

Number cast in favour of a 'YES':  494 (88%)
Number cast in favour of a 'NO':  71 (12%)
Turnout: 11.32%

 A Referendum Version of the Neighbourhood Plan is available to view. 

The full set of referendum documentation can be found on the Electoral Services pages of our website.


The Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan has been examined.  The appointed independent examiner was Andrew Ashcroft.   The conclusions of the examination were that, subject to a number of amendments, the Plan meets the necessary legal requirements, and can proceed to referendum.

The Examiner's Final Report is now available to view.

In undertaking the examination, the Examiner considered a full set of relevant Plan documentation, including all responses received to the Submission consultation (see under Submission heading below).  In addition, consideration was given to responses from both Broadclyst Parish Council and East Devon District Council to questions posed by the Examiner in a Clarification Note: 

A clarification meeting was also held at the invitation of the Examiner with Broadclyst Parish Council and officers of East Devon District Council to discuss.   As a result, a further clarification note was supplied by EDDC to confirm the planning status of the proposed allocation site at Crannaford Crossing.

East Devon District Council considered and accepted all of the recommendations made by the Examiner at its Cabinet meeting of 29th March 2023.  A formal Decision Notice confirms the decision and recommended the Plan to go on to local referendum.

Submission Consultation (Regulation 16)

Broadclyst Parish Council (as the qualifying body) prepared and submitted the Broadclyst Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council in June 2022.  The District Council undertook a Legal Compliance Assessment of the Submission which assessed it as compliant.  The District Council held a formal consultation (known as Regulation 16) inviting comments on the plan.  This was held over a 10 week period, closing on 8th September 2022.  The formal Notice of Consultation confirms the details.

The Submitted documents are:

Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16 Submission Version)

Consultation Statement and appendices Part 1 and Part 2

Basic Conditions Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) (including Figure A1 and Figure C1)

Neighbourhood Area Map

All appendices to the Neighbourhood Plan, along with other reference and background documents, are available on the Parish Council website.  The District Council have supported the Parish Council to make the Submission documents as accessible as possible.  The Parish Council have also supplied an Accessibility Statement to accompany their submission.

Comments received in response to the Consultation are now available to view:

Avison Young on Behalf of National Grid

David Lock Associates on behalf of Hallam Land Management and Taylor Wimpey UK (jointly)

David Lock Associates on behalf of Hallam Land Management, Taylor Wimpey UK and Persimmon Homes (jointly)

Delwyn Matthews

Devon County Council as Highways Authority

Devon County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority

Devon County Council Historic Environment Team

East Devon District Council

Historic England

National Highways

National Trust

Natural England

Network Rail

Newton Poppleford and Harpford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Origin3 on behalf of Burrington Estates

Peter Jeffery

Richard Holman

Richard Holman - additional comments

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Savills on behalf of FWS Carter and Sons

Sport England

Stags on behalf of G and S Tancock

Stephen Schlich

Please note: Representations are sent as received to the Examiner.  Personal details are redacted for publishing on our website in line with the Neighbourhood Planning privacy notice.

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

Broadclyst Parish Council consulted on the Pre-Submission draft of the Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan between December 2020 and February 2021.  The consultation closed for comments on 28th February 2021.  The Parish Council, supported by their technical experts at Aecom, updated the plan as a result of comments received and refined the plan further following a 'health check' by an independent examiner.  The consultation draft plan and supporting documents are available to view on the Parish Council website.  

Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation

A Revised Neighbourhood Area, covering the whole of Broadclyst Parish, was agreed by Cabinet on 13 July 2017 (the effective date of this decision is 20 July 2017).  This superseded the previous designation of part of the parish.

The decision notice and map of the Neighbourhood Area are available to view.

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