Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014 - 2034

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan was adopted by South Hams District Council on 21 March 2019, Plymouth City Council on 26 March 2019 and West Devon Borough Council on 26 March 2019.

The adopted Joint Local Plan covers the administrative areas of Plymouth City, South Hams District and West Devon Borough and forms part of the Development Plan for these areas.

For more information, please visit Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Adoption.

22 October 2018 - Public Consultation Begins

People across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon will be getting another chance to comment on changes made to the area's Joint Local Plan.

A number of 'modifications' have been suggested by planning inspectors following the examination hearings between January and March this year.

The JLP councils consulted on the changes, known as 'Main Modifications' and forwarded any responses to the inspectors for their consideration.

The consultation started on Monday 22 October 2018 with people and organisations invited to comment on a 'schedule of main modifications' to the Joint Local Plan.

Comments can only be made on the 'main modifications' proposed to be made to the JLP.  All documents and details, including times and dates of drop-in sessions for the public are on the Joint Local Plan - Main Modifications Page.

The consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 3 December 2018.


April 2018 - Close of Hearings

The hearing sessions are now closed, so the Inspectors will only request additional information that they consider to be essential to inform their consideration of soundness or legal compliance issues. They will not be accepting any unsolicited material or further statements from participants in the examination. At the close of the hearings the Inspectors asked the councils to supply to them by 13 April 2018 any outstanding information and a list of potential main modifications to the Joint Local Plan. The Inspectors indicated that they may set out interim findings at a date to be confirmed. Please continue checking the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan Information Page for all updates.

January to March 2018 - Hearings

Public hearings took place during January, February and March 2018.

Icon for pdf JLP Examination Hearing Dates 2018 [498.37KB]

July 2017- Submission

On 31 July 2017 the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination. For more information please see the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan Information Page.