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Fremington Parish Council

The Beechfield Centre, Beechfield Road, Fremington, Devon, EX31 3DD Tel: 01271 321063

Neighbourhood Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Localism Act 2011 gives town and parish councils the power to prepare Neighbourhood Plans. A Neighbourhood Plan gives communities an opportunity to directly shape the local area, they cannot be used to stop development or be contrary to the Local Plan (i.e. they cannot propose less development than the Local Plan) but they do allow the community to work with the District Council to have a say on what development should look like, where it would be appropriate and include other matters in the plan which are important to the local community (for example it can highlight areas which should remain as public open space, what facilities the Parish has got and what it has not and the aspirations of the community etc.).

Once adopted a Neighbourhood Plan carries full statutory weight as part of the Development Plan for the area and due regard must be given to the Plan when making decisions on planning applications.

The Process

To produce a Neighbourhood Plan the Parish Council must first resolve to undertake the project. Following a resolution the first step towards the plan is the designation of a Neighbourhood Area.

Once the area is designated the Parish Council must engage with the community in order to write the plan, the District Council is obliged to help with this process but it must be led by the Parish Council.

Once the plan is prepared it will be submitted to the District Council which will then ensure it has been prepared correctly and meets the basic standards. There will then be a publication period, after which the District Council will facilitate an independent examination into the Neighbourhood Plan. Provided that the Examiner recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan is taken forward there will then be a referendum, the plan requires the support of the majority of those that have voted in the referendum.

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Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Meetings

16/02/2023 Minutes

13/01/2022 Minutes

20/10/2021 Minutes

14/09/2021 Minutes

13/04/2021 Minutes

17/03/2021 Minutes (Unapproved)

15/12/2020 Minutes (Unapproved)

10/11/2020 Minutes (Unapproved)

20/10/2020 Minutes (Unapproved)

16/10/2020 Minutes (Unapproved)

08/10/2020 Agenda Minutes (Unapproved)

13/08/2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes (Unapproved)

27/07/2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes

20/03/2019 Minutes

11/02/2019 Minutes

06/06/2018 Minutes

08/02/2018 Minutes

19/10/2017 Agenda Minutes

04/09/2017 Agenda Minutes

29/06/2017 Agenda Minutes

27/04/2017 Agenda Minutes

30/03/2017 Agenda Minutes

23/02/2017 Agenda Minutes

26/01/2017 Agenda Minutes

24/11/2016 Agenda Minutes

27/10/2016 Agenda Minutes

29/09/2016 Agenda Minutes

31/03/2016 Agenda Minutes

25/02/2016 Agenda Minutes

28/01/2016 Agenda Minutes

02/12/2015 Agenda Minutes

Last updated 23rd February 2024