MACKPLan Latest NewsNewsletter March 2020
We had 108 survey forms submitted in response to the distribution of the Housing Needs Survey on the 11th January. The information was independently analysed and the report and its conclusions are available in the Evidence Section of this website. One of the main conclusions is that there is a requirement for a small number of affordable houses (rented or shared purchase) and open market one, two or three bedroom houses.
We are very grateful for the support of residents in submitting the forms and also for those who attended the drop-in meetings on the 25th January.
This survey together with the independent Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and the Residents Survey undertaken in 2017 now gives the Mackplan Team a strong evidence base of local housing requirements to put forward proposals in the draft Neighbourhood Plan. The HNA report and the Residents Survey summary can also be viewed in the Evidence Section.
Call for Sites
The next stage in the drafting of the Neighbourhood Plan is the identification of sites which might be considered suitable for housing development. So the Mackplan Team have issued a Call for Sites in which landowners and developers are invited to submit sites which they would like to be considered for future housing development. This Call for Sites and its supporting guidance can be found in the Possible Development Sites section of this website. The deadline for the submission of completed forms is 4pm on Monday 20th April 2020.
It is important to be clear that submitting land for consideration does not mean that it will be allocated in the Neighbourhood Plan or mean it is more likely to gain planning permission. All sites will be discussed with the Parish Council and WDBC and then reviewed at a meeting of local residents prior to an eventual referendum on the whole Neighbourhood Plan.
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This is the website of the Milton Abbot, Chillaton and Kelly Neighbourhood Planning Team, known as the MACKPlan team.
We are a group of local residents helping to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for our area. The team use this site to make their work publicly available and to invite feedback on their progress.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan and what will it do?
In 2014, Milton Abbot Grouped Parish Council and Kelly Parish Meeting agreed to create a neighbourhood plan covering their combined areas. Its purpose is to give local people greater control over what kind of development takes place in their area, where it is and what it looks like.
The Borough Council will have to take MACKPlan into account when it decides on planning applications. But, because MACKPlan will have that legal status, there are rules about what it can cover.
- It must reflect relevant national and local planning policies and contain proposals for the provision of the indicative number of new homes specified in the Joint Local Plan which covers West Devon as well, as other neighbouring planning authorities.
- It must be based on what local people want and be approved by them in a referendum.
- As well as influencing new development, it is about maintaining successful, sustainable communities and protecting and enhancing the special character of our area.
The key to a successful Neighbourhood Plan is the body of evidence that needs to be gathered in order to support the policies contained in the plan. The 3 key sources of evidence are the:
- 2017 Resident’s Survey
- 2019 AECOM Housing Needs Assessment
- 2020 Devon Communities Together Housing Needs Survey
We aim to keep the local community involved with our progress and WE NEED YOUR VIEWS TO STEER OUR PROPOSALS. We will endeavour to be represented at local events and holding public meetings. These will be aimed at explaining our progress and getting your input.
If you wish to be kept informed as we progress, you can sign up to the MACKPlan email newsletter by clicking here.
Support provided by the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality in association with RTPI/Planning Aid England and partners, available through the My Community Rights website.