Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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18. Exmouth (made)


A report was taken to Cabinet on the 3 April 2019 recommending that the Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan be 'made' so that it forms part of the Development Plan for East Devon.  The date of 'making' the Plan is 11 April 2019. This is following the successful referendum on 21 March 2019 where 87.62% 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 Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.


A neighbourhood planning referendum was held for the Exmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan on 21 March 2019. The question in the referendum was:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Exmouth 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: 15.49%

The Declaration of Results is available to download.

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

Exmouth Town Council have accepted and incorporated the Examiner's proposed modifications into their plan. The updated Referendum Version of the Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.

Decision Statement

Table of Comments


Jill Kingaby has now completed the examination of the Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan (which commenced on 24 October 2018). The Examiner's Final Report is available to view. 

The Examiner's procedural documents, questions and any relevant responses are available to view:

Examiner second round questions

Combined response to 19 November Questions from EDDC and Exmouth Town Council

Examiner Questions Exmouth 19 November 2018

Examiner Procedural Matters Exmouth

Exmouth Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Exmouth Town Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Exmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. The plan consultation period ended on 17 October 2018.  

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

Collier Planning for Exeter Trade Frames Ltd
Devon County Council
Devon County Council Historic Environment
East Devon District Council
Environment Agency
Exmouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Exmouth Civic Society
Exmouth Community Association
Historic England
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure letter
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 1
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 2
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 3
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 4
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 5
Lichfields on behalf of Bourne Leisure Limited comment 6
Marley Planning Group
Natural England
Network Rail
Planning Bureau Ltd on behalf of McCarthy Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd, Churchill Retirement Living and Renaissance Retirement
Planning Bureau Ltd on behalf of McCarthy Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd
Respondent 1
Transition Exmouth
Wood on behalf of National Grid
Exmouth Notice of Publication

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

Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Version
Addendum to ENP Submission Document
Exmouth NP Basic Conditions Statement
Basic Conditions Statement - Appendix 1 - SEA HRA Feb 2018 
Exmouth NP Consultation Statement
Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation
Exmouth Parish Boundary Map
Exmouth NP Appendix A - Survey leaflet
Exmouth NP Appendix B - Survey
Exmouth NP Appendix C - Catalyst Community Engagement
Exmouth NP Appendix D - Newspaper publicity
Exmouth NP Appendix E - Newspaper publicity 2
Exmouth NP Appendix F - NP Newsletter 2
Exmouth NP Appendix G - Survey News
Exmouth NP Appendix H - NP Newsletter 3
Exmouth NP Appendix I - Social media campaign report
Exmouth NP Appendix J - Consultation analysis
Exmouth NP Appendix K - NP Newsletter 4
Exmouth NP Appendix L - ETC meeting minutes 22 Jan 2018
Exmouth NP Appendix M - NP Newsletter 5
Exmouth NP Appendix N - Consultation publicity
Exmouth NP Appendix O - Regulation 14 Consultees
Exmouth NP Appendix P - Statutory Responses
Exmouth NP Appendix Q - Community Responses
Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form

Data Protection- Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of producing the neighbourhood plan and may inform other Planning Policy work. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Exmouth Town Council requested that their parish be designated as a neighbourhood area . The designation was approved on the 30 June 2015.

Exmouth Application form

Exmouth Parish Map

Exmouth Publicity Notice

Comments from Historic England

Comments from Natural England

Comments from Gladman Development Ltd

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