Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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20. Feniton (made)


On the 11 July 2018, Cabinet resolved to ‘make’ the Feniton Neighbourhood Plan 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 Plan. The date of 'making' the Plan is 19 July 2018. This was following the successful referendum on 17 May 2018, where 93.71% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan.

The Adoption Statement and Compliance Statement are available to view.

The Adopted version of the Feniton Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.


The Feniton Neighbourhood Plan referendum was undertaken on the 17 May 2018 where voters were asked the question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Feniton 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: 32.05%

The Declaration of the Result is available to download.

The supporting referendum documents can be seen below:

Information for voters

Information Statement

Notice of Referendum

Decision Statement

Feniton Neighbourhood Plan

Table of comments

Examiner's Report

Referendum timetable


Jill Kingaby was appointed to examine the Feniton Neighbourhood Plan.  The process commenced on the 12 December 2017.  The examiner's report is now available.

Following an initial assessment, the examiner produced two sets of questions directed to Feniton Parish Council and East Devon District Council:

Examiner's queries letter - 08.01.2018

East Devon District Council and Feniton queries response - 12.01.2018

Examiner's fact check report - 23.01.2018

East Devon District Council and Feniton fact check response - 06.02.2018

Feniton Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Feniton Parish Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Feniton Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council.  The plan consultation ended on Friday 8 December 2017.

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

Amec Foster Wheeler for National Grid
Devon County Council
Environment Agency
Highways England
Historic England
Natural England
South Somerset District Council
Sport England

Comment Form
Notice of Publication

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

Feniton Neighbourhood Plan Document
Feniton Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
Feniton Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
Appendix 2A
Appendix 2B
Appendix 2C
Appendix 2D(i)
Appendix 2D(ii)
Appendix 2D(iii)
Appendix 2D(iv)
Appendix 2D(v)
Appendix 2D(vi)
Appendix 2E
Appendix 2F(i)
Appendix 2F(ii)
Appendix 2G
Appendix 2H(i)
Appendix 2H (ii)
Appendix 2H (iii)
Appendix 2I
Appendix 2J
Appendix 2K
Appendix 2L(i)
Appendix 2L(ii)
Appendix 2M
Appendix 2N(i)
Appendix 2N(ii)
Appendix 2N(iii)
Appendix 2N(iv)
Appendix 4A
Appendix 4B
Appendix 4C
Appendix 4D
Appendix 4E
Appendix 7

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Feniton Parish Council requested that all of their parish be designated a neighbourhood area. The area was designated on 3 September 2014.

Feniton application form

Feniton publicity notice

Feniton map

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