Made Version of Neighbourhood Plan

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan - Made Version January 2017.pdf

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan

In a Referendum held on January 26th 2017 the NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN was supported by 90% of voters and was adopted by East Devon District Council in March.  It has now become a formal planning document in the same way as the Local Plan. This greatly strengthens the powers of the parish council to resist inappropriate development. To support the Neighbourhood Plan, a VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT has also been produced.  This gives guidelines and policies as a framework for all physical changes within the parish. It is an integral part of the planning process and should be used by the local community, householders, developers and statutory authorities when development, of whatever size, is proposed. Thank you to everyone who took part in the process from the initial questionnaire through the consultation events and to the Referendum. Your support was much appreciated by the Neighbourhood Plan Group.

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan consultations, some issues were identified which were not related to planning and so were not appropriate for inclusion in the Plan.  These were set out in a COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN which was agreed by the Council on 14 December 2015 and is reviewed from time to time.

Bishops Clyst NP Referendum Version nov16.pdf

Design Statement V3 comp colibri.pdf

BCPC Community Action Plan Review Aug 2016.docx

To view the submitted Neighbourhood Plan please follow this link 

Neighbourhood Plan updated documents

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement May16.pdf

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report_270416_Final_incorporating_proposed_changes.pdf

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement Part 1 May16.pdf

Bishops Clyst Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement Part 2 May16.pdf

EDDC SEA HRA screening.pdf

BCNP Community Questionnaire 2014 Report.pdf

Bishops Clyst NP Young Person Consultation Report mar15 (1).pdf

BNP Consultation Report DRAFT19mar15.pdf

Bishops Clyst Local Evidence Report vers.3 (1).pdf

HN report Bishops Clyst draft.doc

BCNP Workshop Report Jan15.pdf

Local Plan

Has now been adopted by East Devon and should protect the village from the onslaught of large scale, inappropriate planning applications on the extremities of of our village.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Through the Localism Act the government is giving local communities a direct say in the future development of their neighbourhood, parish or town. A neighbourhood plan is a planning document which guides and shapes development in the local area and is created by local people. Neighbourhood plans are about local development issues, for example where new homes and community buildings should go. They must focus on guiding development rather than stopping it and need to be in general conformity with national policy and our local planning policies.   Find out more about Neighbourhood Planning and Devon County Council have produced a Neighbourhood Planning Guide.

What is a Parish Plan?

A Parish Plan is a public record by the residents of the Parish on how the Parish should be in the future. It has now been superseded by the Neighbourhood Plan.

Parish Plans were important document because they were used by the Parish, District and County Councils when thinking about development projects that might affect all or part of the Parish.  For example housing, local services, roads or schools.  As well as this, the Plan also acts as an historic document - providing a 'snapshot' of parishioners' feelings at the time when the consultation was completed.

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Bishops Clyst Parish Council Parish Plan which was last updated July 2012.

In the Spring of 2011, East Devon District Council asked the Parish Council to conduct a survey collating parishioners  thoughts on how to enhance and/or develop outdoor sports facilities and children's play in the Parish.  There is limited money available through contributions from developers of new dwellings in the area (Section 106 funds) to enhance or improve the play and outdoor sports provision in the Parish.  Summary of results can be found here Open Space Questionnaire summary - 02.06.pdf

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