Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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23. Kilmington


The Kilmington Neighbourhood Plan is now at examination.  The examination commenced on 1st April 2022.  The appointed independent examiner is Deborah McCann.

The examination will review the contents of the Plan and the responses to the recent Submission Consultation.  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 documentation, including all responses to the recent Submission consultation (shown further below). 

The Examiner has asked a number of questions for clarification by Kilmington Parish Council/Neighbourhood Plan group and/or East Devon District Council.  The responses are now available to view:

Local Green Spaces Initial Response and further information

Built Up Area Boundary Response

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

Submission (Regulation 16)

Kilmington Parish Council (as the qualifying body) prepared and submitted the Kilmington Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council in January 2022.  The District Council held a consultation on the Submission over 7 weeks, from 9th February to 30th March 2022.

The Submitted documents are:

The District Council undertook a Legal Compliance Assessment of the submission.  This assessed the Plan as able to proceed to the next stage of formal consultation (known as Regulation 16).  The formal Notice of the consultation confirms the details.

Comments received in response to the Consultation are now available to view:

ArchitEXE Ltd on behalf of Mr N Rooke

Avison Young on behalf of National Grid

Blackdown Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Christopher Balcomb

Devon & Cornwall Police

East Devon District Council

Addendum to East Devon District Council Response (advisory only)

Environment Agency

National Highways

Historic England

Lucy White Planning on behalf of Place Land Ltd.

Natural England

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Sport England


Hard copies of the documents are available to view at the District Council Offices at Blackdown House, Honiton, EX14 1EJ (by advance appointment only).

Further information about the Kilmington Neighbourhood Plan is also available on the Kilmington Village website.

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

Kilmington Parish Council consulted for a total of 10 weeks on the pre-submission version of their Neighbourhood Plan, ending 28th February 2021.

The Pre-Submission version of the plan and supporting documents are available on the Kilmington Village website.  

The Plan was considered in the light of the consultation responses and a Submission Version agreed by the Parish Council.

Neighbourhood Plan Designation

Kilmington Parish Council requested that their parish be designated as a neighbourhood area. The designation was approved on the 15 January 2016.

For further information please select the links below:

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