Welcome to the Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Website and our Informal Draft Plan

Informal Consultation – Extended to 3rd November 2017 – 

UPDATE– .Steamer Quay- the following notice was issued by the Steering Group Chair – Paul Bennett  on 22nd September. 

Steamer Quay. notice re AECOM REPORT-

Following recent media coverage, the three Totnes town councillors on the Steering Group, Tony Whitty, Jacqi Hodgson and  Robert Vint have met and made this joint statement

  • The AECOM report is not a Masterplan for Steamer Quay – it is an exploration of planning options drawn up by consultants to advise the NP Steering Committee.
  • SHDC only released the report last week so NP Steering Committee members have only just seen it and have not yet met to discuss it.
  • The NP Steering Committee has already recommended that no development take place on Steamer Quay, KEVICC or in the Town Centre until and unless Community-led Masterplans for these areas have been drawn up.
  • There is currently no Community-led Masterplan for Steamer Quay and therefore the Town Council representatives advise the Steering Committee to reject all the options in this report in their present form – and not adopt any development plan for the Quay until and unless the Community itself has drawn up its own proposals and Masterplan for the area.

The report can be found on the Evidence Page under Housing Evidence

THE INFORMAL DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

After two and a half years of gathering views and documentary evidence, The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has now produced a draft of the plan for further informal consultation with the Totnes community and this can be seen here Totnes Draft Neighbourhood Plan 

Green space has been a key issue in consultation. We will be registering Local Green Spaces through the Neighbourhood Plan  Totnes Public Space Map

The Draft is the result of extensive community consultation involving over 2500 local people and a whole host of workshops, stalls, surveys, interviews, meetings, tea, cake and chats.  Appendices and Evidence is set out in our Evidence  Page which has links to reports, Neighbourhood Plan Themes   and our consultations in our   community engagement page    You can see a simplified version of the key elements here: Vision and Objectives Leaflet.

Our routine meetings are held every third Wednesday at 7pm in the GuildhallPlease leave us comments on the COMMENTS FORM below or on  Facebook,  or via email info@totnesneighbourhoodplan.org  .

We believe that Planning should be good for the community, which is why we want to involve local people in making decisions about how Totnes develops in the future.  Please make sure you have your say.

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Mary Coughlan-Clarke, Coordinator