Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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17. East Budleigh and Bicton (made)


A report was taken to Cabinet on the 13 July 2017 recommending that the East Budleigh with Bicton 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 20 July 2017.  This is following the successful referendum on 25 May 2017 where 88.5% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan.  The 'Made' plan can be viewed here.

The Adoption Statement and Compliance Statement are available to view.


On the 25 May 2017, a referendum was held on the East Budleigh with Bicton Neighbourhood Plan where residents were asked the following question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Budleigh with Bicton 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: 37.5%

The Declaration of the Result is available to download.

The supporting referendum documents are available to download:


Voter Information

Information Statement

Neighbourhood Plan

Table of comments

Examiner's report

Decision Statement

Notice of Referendum


Mr McGurk was appointed to examine the East Budleigh with Bicton Neighbourhood Plan, a process which commenced on 14 November 2016. The process was undertaken on the basis of considering the written material which forms the plan, its appendices and accompanying statements as well as any representations received in response to the formal consultations.

The report into the examination is available to view.

A report went to cabinet on the 8th March where Councillors approved the changes to be made to the plan following receipt of the Examiners report. Details can be found on the agenda to the meeting.

A version of the plan incorporating these changes is available to view.

East Budleigh with Bicton Submission of Plan to Local Authority- Regulation 16

East Budleigh with Bicton Parish Council as the qualifying body have prepared and submitted the East Budleigh with Bicton Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council.

Submission Notice of Publication

Representation Form

The plan was available for comment until  the 17th October 2016. The responses received during the consultation can be found below.

Bell Cornwell for Clinton Devon Estates

Highways England

Mr I Holland

Mr J Cooper

Natural England

R Davies, Public rights of way

S Cooper

South West Water

Sport England


Summary of Comments

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

East Budleigh with Bicton Neighbourhood Plan

Appendix A Planning Policy Framework

Appendix B Glossary of Terms

Appendix C Designated Heritage Assets

Appendix D Spatial Profile

Appendix E Businesses

Consultation Statement

Responses to consultation- Community

Responses to consultation- Landowners

Responses to consultation- Statutory Bodies

Pre-submission consultation summary report

Basic Conditions Statement

SEA/HRA Screening Report

Equality Statement

Evidence Base List

Neighbourhood Area Designation

East Budleigh with Bicton Parish Council requested that their joint parish boundaries be designated a neighbourhood area . The designation was approved on the 30 June 2015.

East Budleigh and Bicton Application form

East Budleigh and Bicton Map

East Budleigh and Bicton Publicity Notice

Comments from Historic England

Comments from Natural England

Comments from the Environment Agency

Comments from Gladman Development Ltd

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