Villagers to have their say on plan


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Lympstone residents are being given the chance to have their say on development in the village through its new Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan sets out a design for the village until 2026, working alongside East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) draft Local Plan.

Because of this, the neighbourhood plan takes on the recommendation for 40 new homes to be built in the village, earmarking two sites at Jackson Meadow, the Old Rectory, and part of Lympstone Nurseries for development, along with the recently approved homes at Glebelands.

Now that the draft neighbourhood plan, drawn up after public meetings and focus groups, has been approved by the parish council, it is going up for public consultation for six weeks from June 17, for residents and other interested parties to read and make comments.

Copies of the plan and response forms are available from the village post office, and at, and there will be a public exhibition and discussion event on July 5 and July 6.

After the consultation, and another run by EDDC, the plan should be ready for a village referendum in early 2014, after which, if approved, it will come into use.