Neighbourhood planning is a comprehensive process that can take two or more years to complete. The Steering group are responsible for overseeing the process. They are volunteers and include representatives of the Town, District and County Councils and voluntary groups as well as individual members of the communityThe Steering Group meet monthly at the Guildhall and the minutes of these meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Who is the Coordinator? Mary Coughlan-Clarke, contact at: info@totnesneighbourhoodplan.org

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Who is on the Steering Group?

  • Paul Bennett – Chair – Secretary of Totnes and District Society
  • Cllr Tony Whitty – Totnes Town Council
  • Peter Rees – Totnes On The Move
  • Mary Popham- Transistion Town Totnes- Totnes Caring
  • Chris Balch – Professor of Planning, Plymouth
  • Jill Tomalin – KEVICC Community College
  • Carol Whitty- Dart Valley Learning Trust- Transition Town Totnes
  • Mary CoughlanClarke – Local resident- Co-ordinator
  • Lindsay & Andy Garner – Chamber of Commerce

Supported by the following Councillors as Observers

  • John Birch 
  • John Green
  • Jacqi Hodgson
  • Robert Vint

Organisations that have supported the plan or worked with us:

  • KEVICC
  • Plymouth University
  • Schumacher College
  • Totnes Library
  • The Grove School
  • TotSoc
  • Transition Town Totnes
  • Tresoc
  • Totnes Trust
  • Regen South West
  • Totnes Town Council
  • South Hams Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Devon & Cornwall Homes
  • Totnes Chamber of Commerce
  • Harlequine Books
  • Follaton Community Cinema

When do meetings take place?

Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month between 7pm-9pm at the Totnes Guildhall.  Members of the public are welcome to observe from the gallery.

Joining the Steering Group

If you are interested in joining the Steering Group, please contact our Coordinator: info@totnesneighbourhoodplan.org

Steering Group Action Minutes

Coordinator’s Reports

Please click on the links for further updates on what has been happening behind the scenes.