In December 2015, we adopted our new Local Plan, which provides the basis for planning decisions within Torbay over the next fifteen years or so.

This covers the spatial strategy and strategic delivery objectives for each of the three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, alongside policies for managing change and development in the Bay. The Plan allocates areas for investment in tourism, future growth areas for housing and employment and proposed Country Parks, existing and proposed shopping centres and transport hubs, alongside the Countryside Area, Urban Landscape Protection Areas and Undeveloped Coast. In addition, it includes policies for waste and minerals.

Also, further information is available showing sites for potential housing and or employment development, heritage and nature conservation information such as Conservation Areas and European protected sites, landscape and environment designations such as, AONB. This list is not exhaustive and gives only a flavour of the topics covered within the Plan.

The final published document is available to view online (using the links below). Hard copies and USB memory ‘flip’ card (in an easily accessible PDF which can be printed) are also available to purchase.

The hard copy and memory stick version of the Plan will include:

  • The main policy (written statement) document;
  • The key diagram and land allocation / designation (policy) maps.
    • Policies Map Cover,
    • Frontispiece,
    • Key Diagram,
    • Map layout page,
    • Policies Map Sheets 1-39,
    • Town Centre Maps for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham
    • Key

The Local Plan 2012-2030 is available to purchase at a cost of £200 for a hard copy, or £100 for a USB version.

You can email future.planning@torbay.gov.uk to request copies, and card payments will be accepted via 01803 207801 quoting the ‘new Local Plan’.

Policies Map Key
Key to policies map booklet.
Policies Map Sheet 1
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 2
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 3
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 4
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 5
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 6
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 7
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 8
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 9
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 10
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 11
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 12
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 13
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 14
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 15
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 16
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 17
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 18
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 19
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 20
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 21
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 22
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 23
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 24
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 25
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 26
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 27
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 28
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 29
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 30
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 31
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 32
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 33
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 34
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 35
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 36
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 37
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 38
Map showing a strategic policy area.
Policies Map Sheet 39
Map showing a strategic policy area.