Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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9. Budleigh Salterton (made)


A report was taken to Cabinet on the 4 October 2017 recommending that the Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Plan be 'made' so that it forms part of the Development Plan for East Devon, alongside the adopted East Devon Local Plan (2013-2031) and the Devon Minerals and Waste Plans.  The date of 'making' the Plan is 12 October 2017.  This is following the successful referendum on 6 September 2017 where almost 95% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan. The 'Made' Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.

The Adoption Statement and Compliance Statement are available to view.


On 6 September a Referendum was held on the Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Plan. Residents were asked the following question:

“Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Budleigh Salterton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Voters agreed overwhelmingly that the Plan should be used to determine planning applications, with 94.7% (or 1430 voters) voting ‘Yes’. 73 people voted ‘no’ and there were 2 abstentions.

The supporting referendum documents are below:

Voter Information
Information Statement
Neighbourhood Plan
Table of comments
Examiner's report
Decision Statement
Notice of Referendum


Jill Kingaby was appointed to examine the Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Plan, a process which commenced on the 3 April 2017. 

Following an initial assessment, Ms Kingaby provided a letter requesting further evidence from Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

The request for further evidence is available to view.

Following this request, Budleigh Salterton produced a response to the Examiner incorporating proposed changes to the plan, and produced a new map of Local Green Spaces. This is currently being considered. Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates also submitted a response to the Examiner for information.

The report into the examination is available to view.

Budleigh Salterton Submission of Plan to Local Authority- Regulation 16

Budleigh Salterton Town Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. The plan consultation concluded on Monday 20th March 2017.

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

Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates B3 comments

Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates H1 comments

Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates H3 comments

Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates NE2 comments

Blue Cedar Homes 1 comments

Blue Cedar Homes 2 comments

Blue Cedar Homes 3 comments

East Devon District Council comments

Gladman Developments Ltd comments

Highways England comments

Historic England comments

Natural England comments

South Somerset District Council comments

South West Water comments

Sport England comments

West Dorset District Council comments

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

Budleigh Salterton Neighbourhood Plan

Appendix A National & Local Planning Context

Appendix B Consultation Statement- Part 1

Appendix B Consultation Statement- Part 2- Statutory Consultees

Appendix B Consultation Statement- Part 3- Community Consultees

Appendix C Designated Heritage Assets

Appendix D Background Information

Appendix E Design Statement

Appendix F Equality Impact Assessment

Appendix G Basic Conditions Statement

Appendix H Evidence Base Table

SEA/HRA Screening Report

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Budleigh Salterton Town Council requested that their parish be designated as a neighbourhood area . The designation was approved on the 26 August 2015.

Budleigh Salterton Application form

Budleigh Salterton Parish Map

Budleigh Salterton Publicity Notice

Comments from the Environment Agency

Comments from Gladman Developments Ltd

Comments from Historic England

Comments from Natural England

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