Draft Local Plan open to comment

Teignbridge District Council’s draft Local Plan is open for comment until noon on Monday March 13th. The plan details ‘how’ and ‘where’ proposed new housing and employment related development will take place in the district until 2040. It includes site allocations for housing, employment and wind turbines. The sites included are additional to those already allocated under the existing Local Plan.

This is the final version of the plan after several previous consultations. After the consultation closes there will be a public examination hearing held by an independent planning inspector.

If you wish to respond to the consultation it is advisable to watch the explanatory video. To read the whole plan, click on the Proposed Submission. For a shorter read, go to the Need To Know Guide. Note that when you are ready to respond, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Start button.

You can comment on specific aspects of the plan, the whole plan, other consultation documents or supporting evidence. There are sections on climate change and the environment that lay out the proposed policies on these issues.

In brief

  • The plan allows for 4,560 new homes.
  • This is additional to the 7,969 already committed to in the existing Local Plan.
  • About 65 hectares are allocated for employment sites.
  • There are 10 sites for wind turbine development, which the plan says could generate 15% of the district’s electricity supply.
  • Quite a lot of land has been identified as potentially suitable for installing ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels.
  • Most of the homes will be built in or around Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton (37%) or on the edge of Exeter (46%).
  • Of the new employment sites 55% are allocated to Newton Abbot and 31% to Exeter.



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2 responses to “Draft Local Plan open to comment”

  1. scott williams avatar
    scott williams

    there seems to be very little provision for Parish energy storage – have I missed it?

  2. Fuad Al-Tawil avatar
    Fuad Al-Tawil

    I’m responding to this a bit late to test the system as it seems we missed this.

    Hi Scott,
    Grid-scale energy storage would normally not require local development plan spatial allocation. Such facilities would most likely be co-located with renewable generation to store any excess. Even if not, the area required would be relatively small with its location very difficult to predict at this stage.

    You can read more about grid-scale battery storage here:

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