Bishopsteignton can now plan for the future
BISHOPSTEIGNTON'S Neighbourhood Plan is moving forward after it was recommended for approval following Teignbridge Council's executive meeting.
It was also reported Hacccombe and Exminster had also applied to create a plan.
A neighbourhood plan will be able to establish general planning policies for the development and the use of land in specific areas and set a vision for the future.
Simon Thornley, service manager for spatial planning and delivery at the council, said there is currently money from the Government to help parishes with Neighbourhood Plans, but said he was unsure how long this funding would continue.
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He added it wasn't mandatory for a parish to produce a plan, however he said the council would help each of those apply.
"We will work with them to fulfil their objectives," he said.
"It's up to them, though, to put the resources into place until they submit the application to us."
It also recommended to delegate authority to the service manager to approve applications to designate neighbourhood areas for the purposes of creating a plan.
Any proposals to refuse or amend an application will be subject to a report to the executive.
The executive said it will consult with Teignbridge Association Local Councils and the overview and scrutiny committee before making other commitments to other plans.