The first joint North Devon and Torridge Local Plan has been adopted and will now shape the future of northern Devon.
The North Devon and Torridge Local Plan 2011-2031 (the Plan) and associated Policies Maps were formally adopted by North Devon Council and Torridge District Council on Monday 29 October 2018. Now that the local plan has been adopted, both councils will be using the policies in the plan to determine planning applications.
It has been prepared with the aim of ensuring that future development is well planned and managed effectively whilst having a positive impact on local communities, the economy and the environment. It provides a consistent approach to planning into the future across the whole of northern Devon.