In May 2019 the newly formed Totnes Town Council formed a Working Group to take forward work on the Totnes Neighbourhood Plan (TNP).

On 7th October Totnes Full Council will be asked to view the latest draft Neighbourhood Plan which can be found at the following link Sep 19 Draft TNP v8.2

The TNP Working Group is made up of Town Councillors and members of the community, with Cllr Colin Luker as Chair. It usually meets at 6.30pm in the Guildhall on the fourth Thursday of each month (please see the Totnes Town Council website Meetings Calendar for further information or at other times as required. An agenda will be published roughly a week before the meeting.

The next Working Group will be on Thrusday 9th January at 4.00pm in the Guildhall and all are welcome to attend.


  1. Any matters arising from the last meeting (see attached document).
  2. To update on the Reg 14 consultation and comments received (document to follow).
  3. To update of initial discussion with consultants about the comments and revision required.
  4. To outline of work required going forward.
  5. Date of next meeting – to be confirmed.

The agenda and papers can be found at 20200109 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 9 Jan 20 and 20200107 Draft TNP – Draft Response Report v1

Previous Agendas and Papers

20191106 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 6 Nov 19

20191010 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 10 Oct 19

20190916 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 16 Sep 19

20190829 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 29 Aug 19

20190801 TNP Working Group Agenda and Papers 1 Aug 19

20190627 Totnes Neighbourhood Plan Working Group Agenda 27 June 2019


20190603 Minutes of the TNP WG 3 June 19

20190627 Minutes of the TNP WG 27 June 19

20190801 Minutes of the TNP WG 01 August 19

20190829 Minutes of the TNP WG 29 August 19

20190916 Minutes of the TNP WG 16 September 19


The 2017 pre-consultation draft Neighbourhood Plan document has been revised following the work of the Task and Finish Group sub-groups – its still in a rough draft format as it currently undergoes professional advice, but the draft can be found FINAL V7 format Draft With Updates Apr 2019

In April 2019 a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Totnes was produced – see 180426_Totnes Green Infrastructure Strategy_V3_FINAL

Update from Cllr Luker – Just a couple of clarification point concerning the Neighbourhood Plan report in the Totnes Times today (Friday 11th October):

a) we are not awaiting approval from SHDC but receipt of their comments on the draft plan. Any suggestion made will be incorporated into the plan. The idea being that we do not want the Plan being rejected when it goes to SHDC after the 6 week public consultation.(details available soon).

b) Affordable / Social housing is mentioned in the Plan – the difficulty in Totnes is available land to build social housing. Any new developments will have a percentage of affordable housing included. Unfortunately, as we all know, affordable does not mean what it says.

If anyone has any questions on the NP then please email me or contact the Council offices.