Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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25. Lympstone (made)


On the 15 April 2015, Cabinet resolved to ‘make’ the Lympstone 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. This was following the successful referendum on 26 March 2015, where 86.5% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan.

A final copy of the Plan and supporting documents can be found below:

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan Document


The Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan referendum was undertaken on the 26 March 2015 where voters were asked the question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Lympstone 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: 43.54%

The Declaration of the Result is available to download.

The supporting referendum documents are available to download:

Compliance Statement

Decision Statement

Examiners Report

referendum version of the plan

Information for Voters

Information Statement


Notice of Referendum


Mr McGurk was appointed to examine the Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan, a process which commenced on 13 October 2014. 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.

A revised version of the Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to the district council for consideration. We checked the plan is legally compliant (that it meets the requirements of Sections 38A, 38B and 38C TCPA 90, Regulations 14 and 15 and Schedule 4B TCPA 90) and carried out consultation from 28 July 2014 to 12 noon on 8 September 2014. The publicity notice is available to view. Hard copies were available to view at our council offices in Sidmouth and at Exmouth library. Copies of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documentation are still available to view below on our website and on the Lympstone Parish Council website.

The following documents have been revised:

Lympstone Neighbourhood - Plan Basic Conditions Statement

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan

Appendix Q - Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment

Other supporting documents remain unchanged.

Representations received will be available to view here shortly.

The documents which make up Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan are:

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement (see above)

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan (see above)

Appendix A - Housing site assessments

Appendix B - Site proposals map

Appendix C - Glossary

Appendix D - Consolidated list of development management policies and community action policies

Appendix E - East Devon District Council sustainability objectives

Appendix F - Project list and process

Appendix G - Supporting Lympstone data

Appendix H - Site sustainability assessments

Appendix I - Consultation statement

Appendix J - Delivery and monitoring strategy

Appendix K - Village Design Statement

Appendix L - Conservation Area Appraisal (2012) awaiting final

Appendix M - Large scale versions of relevant maps

Appendix N - Goodmore's Farm within the neighbourhood

Appendix O - Exe Estuary Trail

Appendix P - Sustainability and environmental appraisal

Appendix Q - Habitats regulations screening assessment (see above)

Other supporting documents

Report by Planning Aid on the draft Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan

Report to the Parish Council 2 September 2013

Responses to consultation from individuals

Responses to consultation from groups

Previous versions of the document

The Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan was originally submitted to us for consideration in November 2013 and consultation was carried out from 27 January 2014 to 10 March 2014. Hard copies were made available to view at our council offices in Sidmouth and at Exmouth library. Copies of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting document are still available to view below on our website and on the Lympstone Parish website.

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan - 1.10.2013

Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan basic conditions statement

Habitats Regulations Assessment

All other appendices are as originally submitted.

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