Devon Structure Plan

Structure Plan News

3 February 2005 - DEVON STRUCTURE PLAN 2001 to 2016 - Publication of Explanatory Memorandum and Written Statement. A 176 page document setting out the strategic planning policies and proposals for the development and the use of land to 2016 for the administrative areas of Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority. (see Explanatory Memorandum and Written Statement)  A copy of the document can be purchased at a cost of £20.00 plus £4.00 p & p.(see Order Form)

28 October 2004 - DEVON STRUCTURE PLAN 2001 to 2016 - Policies and Proposals  - Publication of the 'Notice of Adoption', the Written Statement of adopted Policies and Proposals' 'Secretary of States notification withdrawing his direction' (See  'Written Statement of adopted Policies and Proposals' , Notice of Adoption,  Secretary of State's notification withdrawing his direction)

8 October 2004 - DEVON STRUCTURE PLAN 2001 to 2016 - Policies and Proposals adopted.  -  The First Secretary of State decided not to proceed with the direction (issued on 25 August 2004) under section 35A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).  Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority adopted the Plans policies and proposals. The adopted policies and proposals can be viewed in the Written Statement (see  Written Statement of policies and proposals (adopted 8 October 2004)

25 August 2004 - The First Secretary of State directs Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority not to adopt the Structure Plan until he notifies them of his decision as to whether to give them a direction under Section 35A of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

29 July 2004 - Notice of Intention to adopt the Structure Plan (on 26 August 2004) - The Structure Plan Authorities in Devon (namely Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council, and Dartmoor National Park Authority) propose to adopt policies and proposals on Thursday 26 August 2004 without any further modifications that materially affect the content of the Plan (except for some minor adjustments to policy wording and some further clarification in the supporting text). See Notice of Intention to Adopt and 'Statement and Decisions and Reasons'

10 May 2004 - Devon Structure Plan Joint Committee - considered the representations to the Proposed Modifications, agreed some technical changes to some of the policies and Key Diagram and Insets and and have now asked the Structure Plan Authorities in Devon to agree the Alteration for formal adoption in the summer of 2004.  See agenda and papers   

12 February 2004 - Devon to 2016 - Proposed Modifications to the Deposit Draft Policies and Proposals - published for public comment. The deadline for comments is Thursday 25th March 2004. See proposed modifications

27 January 2004 - Devon Structure Plan Joint Committee to consider Examination in Public Report of the Panel recommendations and determine the proposed modifications to the Deposit Draft Plan (published July 2002). See agenda and papers

13 November 2003 - Examination in Public Panel Report sets out the panels consideration of the matter discussed at the Examination in Public and their recommendations for consideration by the Structure Plan Authorities in Devon.
See Panel Report, Summary Leaflet.
A copy of the Panel Report can be purchased at a price of £16.00 (plus £4.00 postage and packing) See Order Form.

10 June 2003 - The Examination in Public (EiP) of the Devon Structure Plan to 2016 commences over a 4 week period.  It will be conducted at the Committee Rooms of Devon County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter.  EX2 4QW and at Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth. PL1 3LF

29 April 2003 - Examination in Public (EiP) Preliminary Meeting - will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 29 April 2003 at County Hall, Exeter, to discuss the programme and deal with queries about the Devon and Joint Devon/Cornwall EiP

20 March 2003 - Provisional Timetable, Matters and Participants - Published for Public Comment. The deadline for comments is Thursday 17th April 2003

30 January 2003 - Pre-Examination in Public (EIP) changes to the Deposit Draft - published for public comment. The deadline for comments on the changed policies and proposals is Thursday 13 March 2003.(See Pre-EIP Changes etc)