Guide Neighbourhood Plans being produced in East Devon

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36. Uplyme (made)


A report was taken to Cabinet on the 29 November 2017 recommending that the Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan be 'made' 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 Plans.  The date of 'making' the Plan is 7 December 2017.  This is following the successful referendum on 26 October 2017 where 86.46% 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 Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan is available to view.


Following the successful examination of the Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan, a referendum will be held on 26 October 2017.  Residents will be asked the following question:

"Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Uplyme to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The supporting referendum documents can be seen below:

Information for voters

Information Statement

Decision Statement

Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan Document

Table of comments

Examiner's Report

Referendum timetable


John Mattocks was  appointed to examine the Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan. The process commenced on the 3rd April 2017.  His report is now available.

Following an initial assessment, Mr Mattocks produced two sets of questions directed to Uplyme Parish Council and East Devon District Council respectively.

Thequestions to East Devon District Council are available to view.

The questions to Uplyme Parish Council are available to view.

The response to the questions posed to Uplyme Parish Council was made on the 4th May 2017 and is available to view.

The response to the questions posed to East Devon District Council was made on the 4th May 2017 and is available to view.

In addition larger scale maps were requested for the proposed allocation sites and are also available to view.

Lime Kiln Lane Allocation

Masters Close Allocation

Springhead Road Allocation

Uplyme Submission of Plan to Local Authority- Regulation 16

Uplyme Parish Council as the qualifying body prepared and submitted the Uplyme Neighbourhood Development Plan to East Devon District Council. The plan was out to consultation until Friday 27th January 2017.

Submission Notice of Publication

Representation Form

Copies of the representations received can be found below. All representations will be considered during the course of the Examination, which is scheduled to commence in March 2017.

East Devon District Council representation

Highways England representation

Historic England representation

M Harris, Devon County Council representation

Mr and Mrs J Stacey representation

Mr D Ostler 1 representation

Mr D Ostler 2 representation

National Grid representation

Natural England representation

Sibbett Gregory for Betterment Properties representation

South Somerset District Council representation

South West Water representation

Sport England representation

T M Sweeney representation

Trustees of Mrs Ethelston School Foundation representation

West Dorset District Council representation

Environment Agency representation

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

Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment- Appendices

SEA/HRA Screening Report

Neighbourhood Area Designation

On 4 September 2013 the Parish of Uplyme was designated a neighbourhood area. This was proposed by Uplyme Parish Council. 

Uplyme application form

Uplyme map

Uplyme publicity notice

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