The comments received as part of the public consultation are currently being evaluated as part of the response report. With social distancing measures in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic we hope that a virtual meeting to consider the comments and revisions tot he draft Neighbourhood Plan will be held in early July 2020.

The comments submitted by South Hams District Council can be found at South Hams District Council Regulation 14 Comments, March 2020

How have we got here?

In Summer 2017 the Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group took a pre-consultation draft plan out to public consultation. This plan takes all the good work and evidence gathering that was captured in that July 2017 draft document, and has been revised to address the public comments made during that consultation. Once this process was complete the revised draft has undergone review by professional planning consultants to tighten up the narrative, make sure that the policies are robust, and to ensure that the document now released at Regulation 14 Public Consultation stage has a good chance of passing the scrutiny of the examiner when formally submitted.

What is the Public Consultation?

The public consultation phase of any neighbourhood plan process is important as it is your opportunity to tell us what you think – for example, what policies do you support or oppose, is there anything missing that you think should be included? This page will give details of all the public events, as well as electronic access to the draft plan and supporting documents which are linked at the bottom of this page.

What are the Dates?

The Public Consultation will run from 16th November 2019 until 2nd January 2020. You can comment via this website (using the ‘contact us’ page), by email to or by dropping in your comments to one of the events listed below or to the Town Council Offices at 5 Ramparts Walk (10am-4pm Monday to Friday).

What Next?

The Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will review all the comments received and, within the constraints of what the Neighbourhood Plan can cover, see if the plan and its policies should be revised to address the comments made. This will then be submitted to South Hams District Council who will run a further 6 week public consultation before the Neighbourhood Plan is submitted to independent examination. Following the examiner’s report, the Neighbourhood Plan will then go to referendum.

Consultation Events:

These events are your opportunity to see the draft plan and to tell us what you think about the policies. There will be copies of the plan, maps and a static display at the following events, with a timed slot (in red) where someone will be able to chat through any questions you may have, and the chance for you to comment.

Date Venue Timings
Saturday 16th November Civic Hall Foyer – Community Art Day 10am-4pm


Wednesday 20th November St John’s Community Café 10.30am-12.30pm
Tuesday 26th November Civic Hall Foyer – Christmas Tree Lights Switch On 3.30-5pm


Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December Library Foyer


Display, forms and comments box available
Tuesday 10th December

Christmas Festival is cancelled due to adverse weather

Civic Hall Foyer – Christmas Festival Market 3-9pm


Wednesday 11th December St John’s Community Café 10.30am-12.30pm
Sunday 15th December Guildhall


Tuesday 17th December Civic Hall Foyer – Christmas Festival Market 3-9pm



Draft Plan

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Nov 2019

Appendix A – Overview of Totnes and its Four Neighbourhoods

Appendix B – Local Green Spaces Table

Appendix C – Revised TNP Monitoring Framework


Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Designated Area

Totnes Proposals Map

Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Local Green Space Map

Supporting Evidence Documents

Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy

Ramblers Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods

Totnes Open Space Sport Recreation and Wellbeing

Totnes Town Council Transport Policy and Strategy 2019

Housing Evidence Base

High Street and Economy Report

Business Survey Paper

Totnes Industrial Estate Survey Report

KEVICC – Key Findings Paper

The Grove Yr 5 Pupils Workshop Key Findings Paper