Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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29. Otterton


The Otterton Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the stage where a referendum would usually be held. Due to the restrictions and emergency legislation imposed as a result of coronavirus it is unlikely that this will be able to take place before May 2021.

In the meantime the Plan and its appendices have been updated to form a ‘Referendum Version’ which includes the examiners recommendations and therefore meets the Basic Conditions. East Devon District Council have also issued a decision recommending the Plan for referendum.  As such, it now carries considerable weight in decision making on planning applications in the parish


Jill Kingaby was appointed to examine the Otterton Neighbourhood Plan.  The process commenced on 6 March 2020. The Examiner's Final Report is now available to view.

The Examiner's provided documents and any relevant responses relating to the examination are available to view:

Otterton NP examiner procedural letter - 06/03/2020
Otterton NP examiner initial questions - 12/03/2020
Otterton NP response to examiner - 18/03/2020


Otterton Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Otterton Parish Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Otterton Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council on November 25 2019. The plan consultation period ran from December 3 2019 to January 22 2020.

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

EDDC Cabinet Report
Avison Young for National Grid
Cllr M Allen
Coal Authority
East Devon AONB
EDDC - Economic Development Manager
EDDC - Housing Enabling Officer
EDDC - Landscape Architect
Highways England
Historic England
Natural England
West Hill Parish Council
Environment Agency

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

Otterton Neighbourhood Plan
Otterton Neighbourhood Plan Appendices
A map identifying the Neighbourhood area (Note this map also appears in the NP)
Letter from the Parish Council confirming their approval to submit
Otterton Basic Conditions Statement
Otterton Consultation Statement
Otterton HRA SEA Screening Report
Otterton 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

Otterton Parish Council requested the whole of their parish be designated a neighbourhood area.  The area was designated on 3 September 2014.

Otterton application form

Otterton publicity notice

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