Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan is on ‘last lap’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 September 2018

Roy Pryke.

Roy Pryke.

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A two-and-a-half-year crusade to create a blueprint for how Exmouth should look in the future is on the ‘last lap’ it has been revealed.

Roy Pryke, chairman of the Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan steering group, spoke at a meeting of the town council where he gave an update on the project to create a vision for the town.

The town’s emerging neighbourhood plan has now been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC) for inspection by the authority’s planning department. It will also be assessed by an independent assessor before going to a referendum earmarked for spring 2019.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr Pryke said: “This is a submission document which has been sent in which puts us firmly onto the last lap which we trust will lead to a referendum probably in March.

“The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used in determining planning applications locally.”

If EDDC planners and the independent examiner are happy with the document, a referendum will be set where the electorate will be asked whether or not they accept the document as blueprint for how Exmouth should look.

If more than 50 per cent vote yes, the plan will return to EDDC to be officially ‘made’. The document would then have to be referred to when it comes to deciding planning application for Exmouth.

Mr Pryke also paid tribute to the work of steering group members, adding: “There has been substantial consultation – more than is actually required because of the nature and complexity of Exmouth.

“We think all the main points have been registered in the Neighbourhood Plan.

“The neighbourhood plan steering group has worked extremely hard with the town council officers to get to this stage. It’s quite an achievement to get here; we’re just hoping the last lap will go excellently well.

“Much depends on what happened in EDDC now. We’ve got representation and we have had really good support from district council officers to make sure that we are well on track.”

Anyone wanting to make representations to EDDC should go to http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-and-community-plans. The deadline is October 17.

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