Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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34. Sidmouth (made)


On 30 October 2019, Cabinet resolved to ‘make’ the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan so that it forms part of the Development Plan for East Devon alongside any other made neighbourhood plans, the adopted East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031, and the Devon Minerals and Waste Plan. The date of 'making' the Plan is 7 November 2019.

This was following the successful referendum on 19 September 2019, where 90% 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 Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.


A neighbourhood planning referendum was held for the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan on 19 September 2019. The question in the referendum was:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Sid Valley (Sidmouth) to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The results were as follows:

Number cast in favour of a 'YES'

2140 (90%)

Number cast in favour of a 'NO'

227 (10%)

Turnout: 19.4%

The Declaration of Results is available to download.

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have prepared a referendum version of the Neighbourhood Plan and a Community Actions appendix to the plan.

Further information relating to the referendum is available below:

Examiner's Report

Sid Valley Place Analysis

Sid Valley Decision Statement


Liz Beth has now completed the examination of the the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan (which commenced on 4 April 2019). The Examiner's Final Report is available to view. 

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

Examiner's First Round Questions
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group response 1
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group response 2

Sidmouth Submission of Plan to Local Authority - Regulation 16

Sidmouth Town Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan (the Plan) to East Devon District Council. The Regulation 16 consultation ended on Friday 8 March.

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

Devon and Cornwall Police
Devon Countryside Access Forum
East Devon AONB
East Devon District Council
Highways England
Historic England
M Walden-Till
Natural England
Richard Eley
S Barnes
Savills for LVA
Sid Vale Association
South West Water
Sport England
Turley for Bloor Homes SW Ltd

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

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Sid Valley Place Analysis Document
Sid Valley Basic Conditions Statement
Sid Valley HRA SEA Screening Report
Sid Valley Consultation Statement

If you would like to make a representation, please complete the form below and submit to :

Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form

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Neighbourhood Area Designation

Sidmouth Town Council requested that the whole of their parish be designated a Neighbourhood Area. The designation was approved on the 31st March 2016.

For further information please select the links below:

Sidmouth application form

Sidmouth map

Sidmouth publicity notice

Natural England Response

Historic England Response

Cllr C Gardner Response

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