Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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7. Broadclyst


The Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan is now at examination.  The examination commenced on 15th September 2022.  The appointed independent examiner is Andrew Ashcroft.  

The examination will review the contents of the Plan and the responses to the recent Submission Consultation (see under Submission heading below).  It will consider if the Plan complies with the relevant legal requirements and whether it can go forward to the final stages of plan making (either in its current form, or with any amendments). 

The Examiner has been provided with a full set of relevant Plan documentation, including all responses received to the Submission consultation. 

The Examiner has provided information about the examination arrangements.  This sets out how the examination will be run and the steps involved. 

In line with the examination arrangements, the Examiner issued a Clarification Note in October. This set out questions for Broadclyst Parish Council and East Devon District Council.  Following a short extension agreed to the deadline, the responses are now available to view:

These responses have now been shared with the Examiner who will consider them as part of preparing his recommendations. 

Further documentation related to the examination, including the Final Examiner's Report will be published here when available. 

More information about the Broadclyst Neighbourhood Plan is available on the Broadclyst Parish Council website

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.

You can view documents as they become available on the Broadclyst Parish Council website.

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