Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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35. Stockland (made)


On the 11 January 2017, Cabinet resolved to ‘make’ the Stockland 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 24 November 2016, where 86% of residents who voted were in favour of adopting the Plan.

A final copy of the Plan can be found below:

Stockland Neighbourhood Plan - Final Copy


The Stockland Neighbourhood Plan referendum was undertaken on the 24 November 2016 where voters were asked the question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Stockland 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: 17.7%

The Declaration of the Result is available to download.

The supporting referendum documents are available to download:

Information for voters

Information Statement

Notice of Referendum

Decision Statement

Stockland Neighbourhood Plan Document

Table of Comments

Examiner's Report

Referendum Timetable


Mr McGurk was appointed to examine the Stockland Neighbourhood Plan, a process which commenced on 30 May 2016. 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.

The report into the examination is available to view.

Submission of Plan to Local Authority- Regulation 16

Stockland Parish Council as the qualifying body  prepared and submitted the Stockland Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. The consultation on the plan ran until the 17th May 2016.

Submission Notice of Publication

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

Stockland Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation Statement Part 1

Consultation Statement Part 2

Basic Conditions Statement

Sustainability Appraisal

Statement of Reasons for not undertaking an SEA

Blackdown Hills AONB Design Guide

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

Neighbourhood Area Designation

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

Stockland application form and map

Stockland publicity notice