Friday November 23rd
East Devon District Council – Village Development Plan Document

East Devon District Council has started preparing a Village Development Plan as part of the EDDC Local Plan. This will set out detailed policies for certain villages including Lympstone. The plan will set out boundaries for future development; identify land to be allocated for housing and possibly other uses and any other relevant policies. The Village Development Plan will need to show where 40 new homes can be built in Lympstone by 2026.

Lympstone is well positioned in this work through the Neighbourhood Plan and the associated focus groups, questionnaires and meetings. Following objective assessment against criteria based on EDDC guidelines and community input, the Parish Council has now agreed a preferred list of locations for these new houses.

The Parish Council is now seeking the views of the community on these locations – this to cover:

  • Preferred sites for housing development;
  • Possible changes to the defined ‘Built-up Area Boundary’ (within this line new development is usually acceptable in principle);
  • Any areas that need special protection; and
  • Any general comments on the future planning of Lympstone.

A Village Meeting and exhibition will be held at The Village Hall on Friday 23rd November from 7pm starting with a glass of wine or soft drink. There will also be a shorter meeting on Saturday 24th from 10.00 am to 12 pm for anyone unable to make the Friday meeting or wants further consultation. Everyone is welcome to attend and Parish Councillors and Members of the Working Party will be available to deal with queries. There will be a “Feedback” form to complete to make your views known. More information will be on this website from Monday 12th November.
If you want to have a say on the future of Lympstone now is your chance to get involved. We hope to hear from you soon! Keep watching