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New Local Plan

Publication of the Torbay Local Plan 2012 to 2030

In December 2015, Torbay Council adopted its 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 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 to request copies, and card payments will be accepted via 01803 207801 quoting the ‘new Local Plan’.  
Alternatively, you can send a cheque, made payable to ‘Torbay Council’ and reference ‘new Local Plan’ on the reverse, to: Sp
atial Planning, 2nd Floor Electric House, Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR.