Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the questionnaires and come to the public exhibition on Saturday. We had a great turn out with people keen to see others ideas and how the plan is coming together.
These results will form an integral part of the full analysis. Full details of the questionnaire results are available in the library section on this website and a paper copy will be made available at the Parish Office and the Post Office.
Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan (JLP) The final consultation on the JLP started on March 15th and runs until 26th April. You may have attended the Neighbourhood Plan exhibition on the 18th or the SHDC drop in on the 23rd March but if you didn’t the map shows where SHDC consider housing development can take place in Modbury up until 2034. There has been a shift from their original proposal for 80 houses next to Long Park and now they suggest 40 houses on part of that site and 40 houses on two fields at Penn Park, in addition to the 93 currently being built at Palm Cross, a total increase over 20 years of 173.
This is a 26% increase on the number of houses in the Town of Modbury compared with a 15% increase in the whole local plan area and just 17% in Plymouth including Sherford. Blue area is currently being built. Brown areas are SHDC proposals. Any comments made will be sent to the Planning Inspector who will examine the plan later in the year.
In particular, comment should focus on the “soundness” of the plan and whether it has been legally prepared and meets the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework. Soundness means that the Council has planned for the area’s housing, employment and infrastructure needs; that the JLP is based on sound evidence; that the JLP can be delivered by 2034; and that the JLP is consistent with national policy, and enables sustainable development.
The Parish Council has organised a public meeting, chaired by Gary Streeter, to hear your views on Friday 7th April at 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall and will be determining its response at the Parish Council meeting on April 10th .