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 Consultations

We are currently consulting on Neighbourhood Plans in relation to each of the three Neighbourhood Plans/Forums (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham Peninsula).  Please see the relevant Neighbourhood Plan page for details.