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Local Development Framework

The Local Development Framework sets out all the information you will need about what type of new development is planned in the Borough, where it will take place and how it will be managed.

Adopted Plans

The Local Development Framework is made up of a number of documents that contain policies to manage development in the Borough. They are known as Adopted Plans as they have been through a number of statutory processes and have been formally adopted by the Council. These policies will remain in place until they are replaced by the Joint Local Plan.

The adopted West Devon plans include: 

  • 2011 Core Strategy
  • Proposals Map
  • Settlement Maps
  • 2005 Local Plan Review (as amended 2011)

There are a number of other plans that give more detailed policy guidance:

  • 2006 Reuse of Rural Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
  • 2007 Infrastructure and facilities to support new development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
  • 2012 Affordable Housing Code of Practice
  • 2013 South and South West of Tavistock Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 
  • 2013 Assessing the Impact of New Retail Development in West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
  • 2014 East of Okehampton Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Devon County Council prepare plans for waste and minerals and these also form part of the development plan:

Please also see the World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document

We have also prepared some Interim Renewable Energy Guidance.  This guidance will be used to advise property owners and developers about the issues they need to think about when considering renewable energy development. 

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): West Devon Borough Council does not currently have a CIL and has not yet taken a decision as to whether this will be implemented in the future.