Our response to the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan


May 2017 update

In March 2017 a final draft of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan was published for consultation. This was a final opportunity for people to comment on the draft Joint Local Plan before it was submitted for Examination in Public by a Planning Inspector later in the year.

Building on information submitted last summer during the last round of consultation, the Trust submitted a further set of responses focusing on those policies and site allocations in the draft plan that we support, those to which we object and identifying where we feel there are gaps. To read our responses, please click on the links below.

Here are our most recent set of submissions – all links are to .pdf files of 3MB size or smaller:

This latest round of submissions should be read in conjunction with the responses submitted in August last year (below).

As before, in submitting this further set of responses, our aim has been to ensure that we fully explore the potential for development on the core estate – referred to in our responses as the ‘Dartington campus’ – that is sensitive in terms of scale, impact on local traffic networks and respects the estate’s valuable historic and natural landscape. In doing so, we remain committed to supporting heritage-led regeneration on the core estate in preference to development in and around the village.

Based on current information, this is what will happen next:

  • Spring/Summer 2017: The local authorities (Plymouth City, West Devon and South Hams District Councils) submit all responses to the consultation ending in March 2017 to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • Autumn 2017: following the appointment of a Planning Inspector, the draft JLP will be subject to an Examination in Public.
  • Autumn/Winter 2017: Inspector’s report published
  • Winter 2017/18: Joint Local Plan adopted

For more information and updates, please regularly check the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan website.


August 2016 update

Through July into August we carried out a series of technical assessments and further high level planning around the potential for development on the Dartington estate. This work has been informed by and reflects a number of conversations with staff and the local community over the last 12 months or so.

We’ve now completed this and have submitted to South Hams District Council our response to the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.

Our submission incorporated the following, along with a covering letter from Rhodri Samuel and our response form:

Individual site submission documents

  1. Foxhole and the Shops campus, Dartington
  2. Central Area/Barton Farm, Dartington Hall
  3. Postern campus, Dartington
  4. Land at Sawmills (West), Dartington
  5. Land at Broom Park, Dartington
  6. Lane End Plantation and Paddock, Dartington
  7. Woodlands Yard, Dartington
  8. Land to the rear of Garden Close, Rattery

In addition, we have submitted a revised Special Policy and plan which will continue to form part of the Local Plan.

In sending in our response to the draft Joint Local Plan, our aim has been to ensure that we are able to continue to explore the potential for development on the core estate that is sensitive in terms of scale, impact on traffic and the road network and respects the natural and historic landscape with some development in and around the village.

These submissions, along with all other responses to the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan consultation, once logged, can be found on the Plymouth City Council Consultation Portal.

 

 


 

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