Having been through the statutory process, the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Torbay.

Following the positive outcome of the Referendum held on 2 May 2019 and Full Council’s decision to make (adopt) the Plan on 19 June 2019, this Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Torbay. Torquay Neighbourhood Forum applied to designate the forum and area of Torquay 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 plan

Torquay Neighbourhood Plan
Details how the neighbourhood plan is used to consider all planning applications in Torquay alongside the Local Plan.
Policy Map Layout
Shows site allocations and identifications with enlarged maps.
Policy Map Key
Key to Torquay Neighbourhood Plan (TNP) Policies Maps Adopted (June 2019)
Policy Map Sheets 1-10
Maps 1 to 10
Policy Map Sheets 11-19
Maps 11 to 19
Policy Map Community Partnership Areas
A map showing the community partnership areas within Torquay.

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 dropdown lists below.

The Torquay 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.

Torquay Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) Habitats Regulations Assessment
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 Torquay Neighbourhood Plan with modifications
Published November 2018

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

The Torquay Neighbourhood Plan (post Examination version with modifications) has been subject to a Habitats Regulations:

Natural England interim HRA response
Dated 12 September 2018
Torquay Neighbourhood Plan (Post Examination Version) Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment
Published 15 November 2018

Mr. Nigel McGurk was appointed as Independent Examiner for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination commenced in April 2018 and the final report can be found below. A public hearing was held on the 14 May 2018 in Torquay. The Notice, Agenda and audio file of the Public Hearing in May are available below. The post Public Hearing correspondence related to the proposed Local Green Space (TNPLGSH04) on Teignmouth Road, Torquay is also available below:

Independent Examiner’s Final Report on the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan Examination
Dated Thursday 12 July 2018
Notice of Hearing
Notice of hearing public notice for the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan on 14 may 2018.
TNP Examination Public Hearing Agenda for Monday 14 May 2018

Listen to Torquay Neighbourhood Plan Public Hearing 14th May 2018  Opens in a new window

Correspondence Local Green Space on Teignmouth Road, Torquay
Dated 16 May to 30 May 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:

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