Neighbourhood Plans focus on very local areas, and are produced by communities with Parish and Town Councils (formally designated as a ‘Forum’), with the assistance of the Council. Policies included in neighbourhood plans will need to be related to the use of land in the area, or to spatial matters (i.e. aspects that affect how a place works). When adopted, they will form part of the overall development plan for Torbay and be used to consider all planning applications in that area, in the context of the Local Plan.

In Torbay, there are three neighbourhood forums (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham Peninsula).

Neighbourhood Plan Examinations

An Independent Examiner (Deborah McCann) has been appointed for both the Paignton and Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plans. A separate Independent Examiner (Nigel McGurk) has been appointed for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan. It is expected that the Examinations will commence in April.

If you wish to view the representations submitted on each of the Neighbourhood Plans as part of the submission consultation which closed on Monday 18 December 2017, please click the ‘Submission Neighbourhood Plans Representations’ box below.