Teignmouth Neighbourhood Plan

Welcome back to the next milestone in the Neighbourhood Plan creation

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You will remember that we went out to consultation on the first draft of Teignmouth’s Neighbourhood Plan in May/June 2021. The responses we received have been read with interest and analysed, and the Steering Group have agreed the responses, which are published here, for your information:

Town Council Responses to Comments made on the First Draft of the Teignmouth Neighbourhood Plan May/June 2021

For ease of reference the main documents are shown as links directly below:

First Draft of the Neighbourhood Plan that went out for consultation May/June 2021

Design Code draft that went out for consultation May/June 2021

Appendix 2a Addendum to the Draft Design Code

Wavelength Summary Leaflet on the Neighbourhood Plan consultation May/June 2021, delivered to all households

 All respondents have been anonymised (by use of a number, for GDPR purposes) and individual comments have been grouped together with others about the section or parts of the plan to which they relate, where appropriate.

If you have any queries, please send them to the Neighbourhood Plan email address and they will be picked up from there. Please don’t resort to Social Media since those engaging in many discussions there are not always those who have the most accurate information or understanding of the whole picture. 
You could alternatively phone the Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Cllr Joan Atkins on 01626 770430 or 07549 326650, or the Town Clerk on 01626 775030.

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You may be wondering, if, originally, we were going out to the next round of consultations last October, why nothing has surfaced, yet? Well, those of you who follow us closely know that Teignbridge indicated that, in October, they wished to carry out both an HRA (Habitats Regulations Assessment) and SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) screening as well as obtain comments, internally, on the Plan as a whole from a variety of departments – e.g key officers in Housing, Leisure and Environment, as well as the wider Planning Service, etc. This was just as we were hoping to go out for the next consultation, having made adjustments, where appropriate, following the responses received and analysed (with great interest) on our first draft Plan and Design Code, etc. They’ve indicated recently that the length of time taken, since then, is more down to their own pressing deadlines with the Teignbridge Local Plan review causing a shortage of time available for other projects (like ours), rather than any major snags with the draft Neighbourhood Plan document. That’s really encouraging.

The latest report indicates that Teignbridge’s work is 2/3 complete and they should be back to us by…………… the end of February. Hooray!!

Obviously, we will have to work on the comments received from Teignbridge and their screening results before we can start the next consultation round, but this is really good news and helps us to start planning for something more concrete.

Sooooooooooo, watch this space, Council Minutes, Wavelength, etc, for updates on arrangements, venues, dates, times, etc, for the next series of consultation sessions.

Councillor Joan Atkins
Chair, and on behalf of, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


The community had a chance to comment on this full draft of the Plan, the consultation closed on 14 June 2021. As the Plan is about the future of Teignmouth, it is important that residents and business owners are the first to see the draft Plan and help to shape it further.

Sitting alongside the Plan, at Appendix 2, there is a draft Design Code for the town, which, in fact, is available here separately. We are also seeking comments on this document which provides detailed guidance to planners, developers and others with a responsibility for the built environment on what constitutes “good design” in Teignmouth.

It is important to distinguish between this consultation on the draft Teignmouth Neighbourhood Plan and the forthcoming Teignbridge District Council consultation on the district-wide new Local Plan (Part 2). While these documents are linked, they are not the same thing so please ensure that you send your comments on the Teignmouth Neighbourhood Plan to the contact points shown below.

Here is a summary leaflet, which is being delivered to all properties and businesses in Teignmouth to publicise the consultation exercise, explaining what a Neighbourhood Plan is all about, what area it covers, the main topics and policies it contains and explaining how you can access further information and then put your comments together and respond – by Monday 14 June 2021 which is the closing date. We have been unable to organise the usual round of public consultation meetings because of the complications with COVID restrictions we hope you will get in touch if you have any queries.

Supporting documents

Appendix 1 Adopted Local Plan Teignmouth Inset Maps

Appendix 2 Draft Design Code

Appendix 2a Addendum to the Draft Design Code

Appendix 3 Policy SLR1 Detailed Site Inset Maps

Appendix 4 Policy NE2 Detailed Site Inset Maps

Evidence Base documents

Housing Numbers Update Nov 2020

JSNA Profile Teignmouth

Teignbridge DC Note on 5 year Housing Land Supply Calculations review

Teignmouth 2020 economic profile data Devon CC 01.12.20

Young people survey - remote learning distribution May 2020

148 Devon Redlands final V2

Rail Timetable Autumn 2020

Joint summary of young people's response to Young People Survey Aug 20

Teignmouth Local Green Spaces Assessment Report 07.05.21


Terms of Reference

Key Issues Summary Sept 2018

Teignmouth Neighbourhood Plan Frequently Asked Questions  - produced for the very first consultation exercises so please ignore any contact information in item 12 and after as they are out of date.