Consultations on both the content of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan and the renewal of Torquay Neighbourhood Forum’s status and their associated Neighbourhood Area have now closed. Details relating to the consultations can still be viewed via the relevant drop down box below.

Mr Nigel McGurk has been appointed as Independent Examiner for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination has now commenced (April 2018). Further details will be available here once confirmed.

The Independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, proposes to held a Public Hearing relating to the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan. The details of the Public Hearing: at the The Imperial Torquay, Park Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2DG on Monday 14 May 2018.  Torbay Council, Torquay Neighbourhood Forum, Natural England, Torbay Development Agency (Estates and Housing) and Mr JG Thomas were invited to speak at the Hearing by Mr McGurk.  Natural England was unable to attend.  Whilst only invited representatives are normally permitted to take part in discussions, the Public Hearing is open for members of the public to attend. 

The Notice and Agenda and audio file of the Public Hearing is available below.

Consultation on the submitted Torquay Neighbourhood Plan closed at 9am on Monday 18 December 2017. The relevant documents are still available below.

In accordance with the appropriate regulations, all comments will be forwarded on for consideration by the appointed Examiner. The Examination has now commenced (April 2018). Further details will be available on the Neighbourhood web pages once confirmed.

Torquay Neighbourhood Forum Submission Letter
Submission letter (received 19 October 2017 added by request of the Forum 22 March 2018).
Submitted Plan
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Policies Maps
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Basic Conditions Statement
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Consultation Statement
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Sustainability Appraisal
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Notice of Hearing
Notice of hearing public notice for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan on 14 may 2018.

Please note The Torquay Neighbourhood Forum have their own website (  Opens in a new window ) which has up to date information on progress, events and how to get involved.

Consultation in relation to Torquay Neighbourhood Forum’s status and associated Neighbourhood Area closed on Monday 20 November 2017.

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

  • Torre and Upton
  • Torquay Town Centre
  • Shiphay and The Willows
  • Wellswood and Torwood
  • St. Marychurch and District
  • Ellacombe
  • Cockington
  • Chelston and Livermead
  • Barton and Watcombe
  • Hele and Lower Barton

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 Torquay 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.

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