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Regulation 14 Consultation Closes
The 8 1/2 week MACK Plan Regulation 14 consultation period is now complete. Thank you to all those who took the time and made the effort to submit comments. As well as consulting with residents we were legally required to consult with organisations such as Devon County Council, Natural England etc, also local landowners/agents and local organisations.
The MACK Plan Committee will now review all the comments that have been received whether from residents or from statutory consultees. Where appropriate, we will amend the plan to reflect the comments that we have received. All comments, our response to them and any resulting amendments to the MACK Plan will be incorporated into a formal document that is known as the Consultation Statement. We will publish a section of this on the website so that you can see our response to your comments and any changes to the MACK Plan that have resulted. We will issue another Newsletter when this full schedule of comments and responses is available on the website.
The amended version of the MACK Plan then becomes known as the Regulation 15 version. The preparation and checking of this updated plan will probably be completed in April. It, along with the Consultation Statement, the Evidence Base and various other documents are then formally submitted to WDBC. We will publish the documents in this Regulation 15 submission on the MACK Plan website when they are submitted. WDBC will then publicise a second period of consultation on the MACK Plan which will last for 6 weeks. This is known as Regulation 16 and gives you a second opportunity to comment.
Thank you again to all who have commented.
MACK Plan Team
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.
In 2017 a questionnaire was circulated to residents asking for their views on development and other related topics.
To find out what local residents thought about the issues raised in the questionnaire, please go to the Residents Questionnaire page.
Due to a number of the original team members being no longer able to continue the team was restructured at the beginning of 2019. We now have a strong team determined to progress this important work.
We aim to keep the local community involved with our progress and WE NEED YOUR VIEWS TO STEER OUR PROPOSALS. In the near future, we will be attending a number of 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.