Bridestowe and Sourton communities shaping the future of their own area with neighbourhood plan
West Devon Borough Council is delighted to see the formal making of the neighbourhood plan for Bridestowe and Sourton.
The plan was formally made at West Devon's full Council meeting on Tuesday (28 September). It now becomes a statutory part of the Local Development Plan and will have an influence on potential future planning developments in the Bridestowe and Sourton area.
A neighbourhood plan plays an important role in shaping the decisions made by the Borough Council's planning committee in the years ahead. The communities adopting a neighbourhood plan have their chance to say whether they think such a plan should be adopted; in August, 94.8% of local people who voted in a referendum supported the plan.
Cllr Caroline Mott, Ward Member for Bridestowe and Lead Member for Built Environment, said: "Neighbourhood Plans are pieces of work led by their communities that hold real weight and power in the planning process. This plan will give Bridestowe and Sourton the power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhoods and shape the growth of their communities."
Cllr Terry Southcott, Ward Member for Bridestowe, said: "It's really encouraging to see our communities take a real interest in shaping and protecting their local area for the future. Several of our communities in West Devon have now had neighbourhood plans adopted. It's great that people are so passionate about their areas."
To find out more about neighbourhood plans, visit our Neighbourhood Planning page.
You can also find out more about the Bridestowe and Sourton plan.
Issued: September 29, 2021