The new Local Plan is being prepared using up-to-date evidence from a number of technical studies and reports, which are available below.

Exeter and Torbay Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2007: Torbay Update 2011
This document represents an update of the original study for Torbay which considers the impact of the credit crunch and slowdown in the housing market which has occurred since the original modelling was undertaken in 2007.
Exeter and Torbay Strategic Housing Market Assessment: Torbay Local Area Report
This document is the local area report for Torbay UA, which summarises the key findings of the study in particular where they relate to existing policies or have implications for future policy decisions across Torbay UA.
Exeter and Torbay Strategic Housing Market Assessment: Study Report
The study was undertaken to inform local policies, in particular relating to the housing strategy and investment programme and planning policies surrounding affordable housing provision.
Exeter and Torbay Strategic Housing Market Assessment: Executive Summary
Executive Summary of the Exeter and Torbay Strategic Housing Market Assessment
Exeter and Torbay Housing Market Assessment: Technical Report
This document is the study technical report, which provides details on methodological issues. The report also presents background information collated as part of the research to provide necessary evidence base for the assessment.
Torbay Five Year Housing Supply
Five year housing land supply.
SHLAA 2013
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Introduction
This document sets out the plan making context for the SHLAA reports.
Housing Requirement Report
This study complements the SHLAA update 2013.
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2013 Summary Report
Summary Report of findings
SHLAA Update 2013
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update.
SHLAA Torquay Map
Sites in Torquay put forward to the SHLAA.
SHLAA Paignton Map
Map of sites in Paignton put forward to the SHLAA.
SHLAA Brixham Map
Map of sites put forward for the SHLAA in Brixham.
SHLAA Combined Appendices
Appendix B - Sites with planning permission (PP)
Details of the sites with planning permission (PP).
Appendix B - Sites with planning permission (UC)
Details of the sites with planning permission (UC).
Appendix C - Deliverable Urban Sites
Details of the deliverable urban sites.
Appendix D - Deliverable Urban Sites (Detail)
More detailed information of the deliverable urban sites.
Appendix E - Constrained sites in the built up area
Details of the constrained sites in the built up area.
Appendix F - Constrained sites in the urban area
Details of the constrained sites in the urban area.
Appendix G - Rejected sites
Details of the rejected sites.
Appendix H - Sites below the study threshold
Details of the sites below the study threshold.
Appendix I - Council owned car parks
Details of the car parks owned by the Council.
Appendix J - Greenfield site assessments
Details of the greenfield site assessments.
SHLAA 2008
Torbay SHLAA Volume 1
The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a study of the likely housing potential of land in Torbay over the period 2006-2026. It was carried out by Baker Associates and is an independent report.
Economic Impact Study
This supplementary report to the SHLAA is a desk-based review of the issues based upon socio-economic trends and future projections only.
Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (2008)
An overview of flood risk within a specific area. It aims to provide general guidance to planning officers, developers and other interested people about areas where flood risk is an issue.
Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (2010)
This builds on the information within the Level 1 SFRA and undertakes an appraisal of the probability and consequences of overtopping or failure of flood risk management infrastructure within the major flood risk areas.
Water Cycle Study (2012)
This study identifies any constraints on housing and employment growth planned for Torbay Council up to 2031 that may be imposed by the water cycle and how these can be resolved.
Brixham Urban Fringe Landscape Study
This study considers the landscape of the Brixham urban fringe and how the pressures for growth might be considered alongside the primary purpose of AONB designation.
Torbay Landscape Character Assessment Part 1
Explains how the Torbay landscape has evolved, and identifies the landscape character types which may be applied to various parts of Torbay, as well as other parts of Devon, following the Landscape Character Type framework established for the County by Devon County Council.
Torbay Landscape character Assessment Part 2: Sensitivity and Capacity
Part two determines the sensitivity of Torbay's landscape to change and, in particular, land use changes and development, such as new housing, employment development, or renewable energy generation.