The Independent Examiner, Mrs. Deborah McCann issued the Final Report on the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (BPNP) (covering the town of Brixham and the villages of Churston Galmpton and Broadsands) on Thursday 26th July 2018. The Council, as Local Planning Authority (LPA) is required to make a decision on the Examiners’ recommendations. The Council Reports Opens in a new window for the Neighbourhood Plan was considered by full on Thursday 15 November 2018 and  the Council agreed that the Decision Statement shall be adopted and published and that the Plans, as modified are submitted to a Referendum. The three Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statements have been published and are available to inspect on the Neighbourhood Planning web page or on the Minutes of the Full Council meeting page.

Post Examination and status of Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan

The Local Planning Authority must have regard in dealing with an application to a post examination draft neighbourhood plan, so far as material to the application. All three Neighbourhood Plans have reached the stage when this legal duty is triggered, although the degree of weight is a matter for the decision taker. The Neighbourhood Plans cannot be accorded full weight of an adopted/made development plan, until they have passed Referendum. The Post Examination Plan with Modifications, approved for Referendum is available below:

Post examination version of the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan with modifcations
Published November 2018

The Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (post Examination version with modifications) has been subject to a Habitats Regulations - Appropriate Assessment. The draft document and Natural England interim response are available below.

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (Post Examination Version) Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment
Published 8 November 2018
Natural England interim HRA response
Dated 9 October 2018

Mrs. Deborah McCann was appointed as Independent Examiner for the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination commenced in April 2018. The Examiner set out questions to the Neighbourhood Forum (dated 1 June 2018) and the Forum has responded (dated 18 June 2018 and 2nd July), these documents can be found below.

Consultation responses to the submitted BPNP and any further late representations can be found on the Brixham Submission Neighbourhood Plan Representations web page.

The application for the renewal of the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum status and their associated Neighbourhood Plan Area (approved in December 2017) is also available in a drop down box at the bottom of this webpage.

Consultation in relation to the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum’s status and associated Neighbourhood Area closed on monday November 2017.

The original application for Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum status in the Brixham Peninsula was approved in December 2012. The area is largely based on existing Community Partnership areas:

  • Churston
  • Galmpton and Broadsands and Brixham (which includes the area covered by Brixham Town Council)

Forum status expired after 5 years (December 2017). The intention of the Forum to renew their status as a ‘Qualifying Body’ (ie. Neighbourhood Forum) and their associated Neighbourhood Area was consulted on and the application can be viewed below.  The Brixham with Churston, Galmpton & Broadsands Neighbourhood Plan Forum (also known as the “Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum”) was re-designated by full Council on 7 December 2017 (the Report (Item 11) and Minutes can be accessed online). The designation lasts, in accordance with the regulations, for 5 years.

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
Application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 5) - 2017.