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Upcoming Meetings

Monday 2nd October 2017 at 6.45pm

Monday 6th November 2017 at 6.45pm

The Assembly Rooms (above the Pannier Market),

5 Broad St., South Molton, EX36 3AB

South Molton Neighbourhood Plan

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“Some of the UK’s most pressing health challenges – such as obesity, mental health issues, physical inactivity and the needs of an ageing population – can all be influenced by the quality of our built and natural environment. The considerate design of spaces and places is critical to promote good health.”

- Professor Kevin Fenton, the national director for health and wellbeing at Public Health London

 

South Molton is key in the emerging North Devon Local Plan, because of the scale and distribution of its planned development. The 2011 census data showed 2,548 dwellings. By 2031 the figure for housing stock in South Molton is projected to be 50% higher - a minimum of an additional 1,208 dwellings. This increase also contributes to the total planned provision of 16,469 new dwellings across Northern Devon.

The development of the Neighbourhood Plan will empower our community to influence the details of the provision in our area.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The Neighbourhood Plan can influence development decisions by providing more detail that the development must comply to. These elements can include building design and quality, and space standards.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PRINCIPLES

  • Ensure positive development to meet the needs of future generations within the community.

  • Promote wellbeing for individuals and families in new developments. Whilst ensuring appropriate provisions for existing residents, particularly the vulnerable.

  • Deliver new developments with appropriate levels of affordable housing

  • Influence developments by key elements such as quality, tenure and type.

  • Encourage developers to use local suppliers and workforce.

Well Being & The Built Environment