Dartmoor National Park Local Plan

Dartmoor National Park will be attending an open meeting with the Parish Council in Endecott House on the 27 November 2017 at 7.30pm, and you are invited to attend.

Dartmoor National Park Authority is reviewing the Local Plan for Dartmoor.

The Local Plan is the basis for all planning decisions in the National Park, and in some towns and villages also identifies areas for future housing or employment development.

We held a consultation in winter 2016/17 asking you what the key issues were for the Plan to tackle. We also asked landowners to identify land which might be available for future development.We are now starting to talk with communities about their thoughts on some of that available land.

This is a first step in the process of looking at sites, and no decisions have been made for the new Local Plan. We have now completed a 'Call for Sites' for Land Availability Assessment (LAA) - you can find out more about this at www.dartmoor.gov.uk/localplan. The LAA assessed in technical terms what land could be developed, and we would now like to start talking to you about which should be considered in the next Local Plan. In the National Park we do not expect to allocate large areas of land for housing such as may be required nationally, however we do need to support Dartmoor communities by identifying enough suitable land to meet local housing and employment needs.

We will be attending an open meeting with the Parish Council in Endecott House on the 27 November at 7.30pm, and you are invited to attend.

We will talk about the Local Plan review, the process for identifying potential sites, and the options which we can consider in Chagford. We encourage you to share your views as early on in the process as possible, though there will be further formal opportunities for you to comment on a draft Local Plan next year.

You can find out more about the Local Plan review and the sites in the LAA at www.dartmoor.gov.uk/localplan, and follow updates at www.facebook.com/dartmoorplan and www.twitter.com/dartmoorplan.