Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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24. Luppitt


The Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan has now been examined.  The appointed independent examiner was Mary O'Rourke.  The conclusions of the examination are that, subject to a number of amendments, the Plan meets the necessary 'Basic Conditions' and can proceed to referendum.  The Examiner's Final Report is now available to view.

In undertaking the examination, the Examiner considered a full set of Plan documentation, including all responses to the recent Submission consultation (shown further below) and the EDDC Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Opinion.  In addition, consideration was given to responses from Luppitt Parish Council/Neighbourhood Plan group and East Devon District Council to questions posed by the Examiner, and to a late representation relating to these questions by Mrs H Plummer

We will consider the recommendations made by the Examiner and decide what action to take at a forthcoming Cabinet meeting (anticipated 5 October 2022).  This will include whether we agree that the Plan, with amendments, can go forward to the next stage of referendum.  The Cabinet Report and the associated Decision Notice will be published here in due course.

Submission (Regulation 16)

Luppitt Parish Council (as the qualifying body) prepared and submitted the Luppitt Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council in February 2022.  The District Council held a consultation on the Submission for just over 6 weeks, from 22nd March to midnight Friday 6th May 2022.

The Submitted documents are:

Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version)

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

The District Council undertook a Legal Compliance Assessment of the submission.  This assessed the Plan as able to proceed to this 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 available to view:

Blackdown Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Partnership

Devon and Cornwall Police

East Devon District Council

Environment Agency / Environmental Agency toolkit

G and A Kirsch

Highways England

Historic England

L Wren

Marine Management Organisation

Natural England

H Plummer

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Sport England

West Hill Parish Council

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

Further information about the Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan is also available on the dedicated Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan website

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

Luppitt Parish Council consulted for a total of 7 weeks on the pre-submission version of their Neighbourhood Plan, ending 9th April 2021.

The pre-submission version of their plan is available below:
Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Version

The full set of supporting documentation is available on the Luppitt Neighbourhood Plan website.

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


Luppitt Parish Council requested the whole of their parish be designated a neighbourhood area. On 30 October 2013 Luppitt was designated a neighbourhood area.

Luppitt application form

Luppitt map

Luppitt publicity notice

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