Local Plan Map

You can find all information relating to the local plan for Teignbridge on our local plan map. This includes information from the consultations contained in part 1-3.

The current consultation is on part 3 . Please read the post on our home page and the instructions below to help you respond to this.

How to use the Local Plan Map

You will be shown the map of Teignbridge divided into Parish/Wildlife Warden geographic areas.  When you hover the mouse pointer over an area you will be shown a list of proposed wind sites in part-3 of the local plan consultation as well as other development sites proposed in the previous part-2 consultation (now closed).

If you click on an area, its details are locked, so that you can interact with the panel on the right showing parish details. As shown in this screenshot:

Mapping for wind sites

Hovering over a wind site, you’ll see further details of the site. Clicking on a site will anchor this so that you can interact with the details as in the following example:

A brief summary of the site is provided, followed by more details which can be expanded by clicking on the + signs. These areas are:

  • Sensitivities copied from the TDC consultation document
  • Codes derived from analysis of the consultation document:
    • General codes – residential amenity, heritage, landscape and industry feedback.
    • Sites – codes to indicate proximity to special sites – SSSI, SAC, SPA, Ramsar, Ancient Woodland, National and Local nature reserves, RSPB reserves, County and unconfirmed wildlife sites.
    • Species – Cirl Buntings, Bats and Great Crested Newts mentioned in the sensitivities.
  • Observations – any observations ACT has made about the site.
  • Generation – electricity network connection information and an assessment of the possible annual electrical energy generation from the site.  You can select from two example scenarios, one based on the consultation criteria (2 MW turbines), the other is for fewer higher rated turbines.
  • Detailed mapping – example wind turbines are placed on the site, see further information below on additional data provided and how to use this.
  • Make a comment – your opportunity to add your own, see further information below on how to use this. These are comments you can share with ACT, they are not automatically passed on to TDC but may be reflected in our response.

Comment Map

When you click on “Make a comment”, you will see the site you had previously selected in a window which at the top contains tabs so you can see:

  • Map
  • Details of the site as shown above
  • Legend
  • Settings

This map also has a brief description of these tabs below the map.

At the bottom of the page you will see a comments box (headed “Leave a Reply”) which allows you to add comments about the site. Relevant comments will then be considered by ACT and may be reflected under observations so they can be seen by other users.

Detailed Wind Mapping

When you click “Detailed mapping”, you will see the site you had previously selected with further details listed here.  Note that you can view all the proposed wind sites of Part-3 by going to More detailed map.

Layers on the more detailed map include:

  • Natural environment including Woodland, SSSI, SAC, SPA, Ramsar, National and Local Wildlife sites, Ancient Woodland, Rivers, etc. These layers can be used to determine where there might be an issue with wildlife and other environmental issues.
  • Example turbines are placed to minimise their impact and maximise their annual energy output.  It will show buffers (circles) from various things: root protection for woodland, minimum distance from roads and buildings, distances at which the sound power is reduced to 45dBA, 40dBA, 35dBA, and minimum spacing between turbines for them not to influence each other.
  • Wind squares showing average wind speed at 45m above ground for each 1km square, these can either be coloured according to wind speed or labelled with the wind speed. These can be used to indicate possible sites that may have been missed by the consultation.
  • Electricity network including National Grid, Supply areas, 132kV and 33kV distribution network, in practice it is most likely that any utility scale wind turbines would connect at 33kV, which is the voltage used to supply primary substations such as Bradley Lane and Teignmouth gasworks.
  • Contours can be used to determine if a site is on the lee side of a hill, given that the predominate wind is from the west and south-west.
  • Administrative boundaries
  • Land registry polygons
  • Buildings show where these are, we are mainly interested in the siting of turbines in relation to buildings, so it is worth checking with satellite imagery if these look like dwellings or agricultural buildings such as barns.
  • Roads

This map allows you to turn layers on and off, and select which layers are clickable, so is more suitable for desktop analysis.

If you need more details of the data, its sources, and how wind turbines have been assigned to arrive at generation potential, please contact ACT.