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Having been through the statutory process, the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Torbay. Following the designation of a new Neighbourhood Area and Forum comprising the villages of Broadsands, Churston and Galmpton, a new Brixham Neighbourhood Plan Area and was  approved by full Council on 4 November 2021. The report and to Council and its decision are available at Agenda for Council on Thursday, 4 November 2021,(torbay.gov.uk)

Background:

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum, as a sub-committee of Brixham Town Council,  applied to designate the area of Brixham Peninsula in 2012 and applied for renewal in 2017. The Town Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan in 2017 and it was subject of an independent examination in 2018. Torbay Council, as Local Planning Authority (LPA), approved the Plan with post examination modifications for referendum at a Full Council meeting on 15 November 2018. Following the positive outcome of the Referendum held on 2 May 2019 and Full Council’s decision to make (adopt) the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan on 19 June 2019, this Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Torbay. The historical applications for designation can be found below along with links to the respective decisions by Council.

Update November 2021:

A new Broadsands, Churston and Galmpton (BCG) neighbourhood area and Forum (with a minor adjustment to the northern boundary to reflect Ward Boundary) was approved by Council on 4 November 2021. This new BCG Village Area comprises the parts of the former Brixham Peninsula neighbourhood plan area that are not part of the “parished” town of Brixham (covering the Wards of Furzeham with Summercombe and St. Peters with St. Marys).

The BPNP remains adopted and the Brixham Town Council is the qualifying body for that part of the BPNP which falls within the Parish. A plan below shows the New Brixham Peninsula (BNP) Area.

General information about Neighbourhood Planning in Torbay, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, are available on the Neighbourhood Planning page.

Brixham Neighbourhood Area

  Download the Brixham Town Council Neighbourhood Area Plan (BNP)

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
Details how the neighbourhood plan is used to consider all planning applications in Brixham alongside the Local Plan.
Policy Maps
Shows site allocations and identifications with enlarged maps.
Housing Site Assessment
Informs the delivery of homes within the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan.
Employment Site Assessment
Details the improvements of the economy within the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan.
Green Space Site Assessment
Details of the green spaces within the Brixham Peninsula.
Broadsands Village Design Statement
Details the design of new development in Broadsands.
Churston Village Design Statement
Details the design of new development in Churston.
Galmpton Village Design Statement
Details the design of new development in Galmpton.
Brixham Town Design Statement
Details the design of new development in Brixham Town.
Brixham Town Centre Master Plan
Sets out how a mixed-use development can address the current issues of poor transport arrangements, aesthetics and connectivity problems of the two main shopping streets.

The Council decision confirming the making of the Plan can be found on the Council Meeting page.

Further information about the Plan process to date, including further documents, can be found under the drop down lists below.

The Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan has been subject to a Habitats Regulations - Appropriate Assessment.  The Council report (19th June 2019) can be found on our Council Meeting page and seeks to formally approve this document and clarifies the reference to Referendum version.

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment (dated March 2019)
Published 14 March 2019

On 15 November 2018 Council considered the examiner’s report and a series of recommended actions in response to the report. Council resolved to support the plan, with modifications as set out in the decision statement. The minutes of the Council meeting, including the decision statement, are included on Council meeting page. The post examination (with modifications) version of the Plan is available below:

Post examination version of the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan with modifications
Published November 2018

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

The Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (Post Examination Version) Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment.  The draft document and Natural England interim response are available below:

Natural England HRA response to BPNP - post examination Habitats Regulations Assessment (dated November 2018)
Dated 12 December 2018
Natural England interim HRA response
Dated 9 October 2018
Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (Post Examination Version) Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment
Published 8 November 2018

The area was first designated in 2012 but was subsequently renewed in 2017. Where an area exists which encompasses as Town Council area, that body are automatically the designated Qualifying Body. In this case, the Town Council set up a sub-committee, ‘Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum’, to prepare and submit the Neighbourhood Plan. The agenda documents and decision can be found on the Council meeting page for December 2017 and December 2012. The submitted applications for designation are available below:

Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
Application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 5) - 2017.
Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
Application for designation of a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 5) - 2012.