On 2 May 2019 there will be a referendum for the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan. Residents of Paignton, including some in the Churston and Galmpton ward area. More information about the plan can be found below and more information about the referendum process can be found on our Neighbourhood Plan Referendums page.

Paignton Neighbourhood Forum applied to designate the forum and area of Paignton in 2012 and applied for renewal in 2017. The applications for designation can be found below along with links to the respective decisions by Council. Within the applications there is a map of the area.

The Forum 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.

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

The Referendum version of the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan, including Policy Document and Map is available here:

Paignton Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Version
Published 14 March 2019
Paignton Neighbourhood Plan Policy Maps – Referendum Version
Published 14 March 2019

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

The Paignton Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) has been subject to a Habitats Regulations - Appropriate Assessment.

Paignton 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 Paignton Neighbourhood Plan with modifications
Published November 2018
PNP Policies Key
Published 11 December 2018
PNP Policies Map
Published 11 December 2018
PNP Town Centre Inset Policies
Published 11 December 2018
PNP Local Green Spaces List
Published 11 December 2018

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

The Paignton Neighbourhood Plan (post Examination version with modifications) has been subject to a Habitats Regulations - Appropriate Assessment. The draft document and Natural England interim response are available below:

Natural England HRA response to PNP - post examination Habitats Regulations Assessment (dated November 2018)
Dated 12 December 2018
Paignton Neighbourhood Plan (Post Examination Version) Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessment
Published 8th November 2018

Mrs. Deborah McCann was appointed as Independent Examiner for the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination commenced in April 2018 and the final report can be found below. An exploratory meeting was held by the examiner on the 10 May 2018. The Exploratory Meeting Agenda, an audio file and transcript of the meeting is available below.

Independent Examiner’s Report on the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan Examination
Received Wednesday 18 July 2018

Listen to Paignton Neighbourhood Plan Exploratory Meeting on the 10th May  Opens in a new window

Transcript of Paignton Neighbourhood Plan Examination Exploratory Meeting on Thursday 10 May
Uploaded 5 June 2018

Following the Exploratory Meeting, for clarification, the Paignton Neighbourhood Forum re-submitted the joint Neighbourhood Forum Response to the Five Year Supply consultation carried out earlier this year; this, and the Torbay Council Five Year supply have been submitted to the Examiner and copies are provided below:

Examiner's Letter - 23 April 2018
Examination of the Paignton Neighbourhood Development Plan
PNP Examination Exploratory Meeting Agenda
Agenda for the Exploratory Meeting to be held on Thursday 10th May 2018
PNP Exploratory Meeting - Participation List Note
Thursday 10 May 2018
Examiners Response to Exploratory Meeting and Further Questions
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Paignton Neighbourhood Forum’s Response to Examiner’s Questions
Dated Tuesday 22 May 2018

Five Year Supply documents submitted to the Examiner (on 11 May 2018):

Torbay Council Five Year Supply Statement
Land supply statement 2017/2018
Torbay Council Five Year Supply Statement Appendix
Land supply - post Feb 18 consultation
Neighbourhood Forum Representation to the Torbay Council Five Year Supply Consultation
PNP 5 Years Supply response dated 4th March 2018
Neighbourhood Forum Representation to the Torbay Council Five Year Supply Consultation Appendix 1
PNP 5 Years supply Appendix 1 Table of Sites dated 4th March 2018

 

The area and forum were first designated in 2012 but was subsequently renewed in 2017. 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:

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