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Local Plan 2012-2030

An exciting, bold, positive, eye catching new plan that sets out the way Torbay might change and grow over the next 20 years has been prepared.

Torbay Local Plan Update: A Landscape to Thrive.
August 2023 Update.

Following the most recent Local Plan consultation in October 2022, significant changes to national planning policy have been announced. We are currently reviewing the implications of these for the Torbay Local Plan, and assessing whether the findings of the review carried out in 2020 are still applicable and correct.

On this basis, we will not be publishing the next stage of the Local Plan Update before this has been given further consideration and emerging government policy has been formalised. However, we are continuing with preparatory work for a review/update, including further evidence base work and assessments.

Discover more information about the Local Plan Update.

In December 2015, we adopted our new Local Plan. Alongside Neighbourhood Plans, this provides the basis for planning decisions within Torbay. 

This covers the spatial strategy and strategic delivery objectives. It covers all three towns, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It works 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 
  • proposed Country Parks 
  • existing and proposed shopping centres and transport hubs 

It works with the Countryside Area, Urban Landscape Protection Areas and Undeveloped Coast. It also includes information and policies about things such as: 

  • waste and minerals 
  • 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.  

To purchase a hard copy or copy on USB in an easily accessible, printable PDF please contact Future Planning  

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 

Review and update

Following a review of the Adopted Local Plan in 2020, the council is preparing an update to its housing supply policies. 

Then all the PDFs at the bottom https://www.torbay.gov.uk/council/policies/planning-policies/local-plan/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.

September 2022 Update: The Interactive Local Plan is now hosted on a new Platform. Please see the instructions for use in the ‘welcome’ section and ensure all the Local Plan Policy layers are displayed when reviewing a site.

Interactive Torbay Local Plan Policies Map 2012 -2030

 

This page was last updated on 01/05/2024 14:06:23

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