South Hams District Council Consultation on the Submitted Neighbourhood Plan

The SHDC consultation period for the submitted Neighbourhood Plan, which ran from August 3rd to September 14th 2020, has been extended for a further six weeks. This is due to an error in the process leading to a failure to consult with Devon County Council. In order to ensure that the consultation complies with regulations, SHDC have decided on this extended period and apologise for the error. All those who submitted comments to the original consultation should have been notified. Your comments will be submitted to the Examiner unless you indicate otherwise. You are free to withdraw comments or to submit further comments if you wish. See the notice below for details.

Please note that this Consultation is run by SHDC and that all comments should be directed to them, not to the Parish Council or the Neighbourhood Plan Group.

Further information on the remaining stages of the process can be found on under the “What is a Neighbourhood Plan” tab on this site where there is a helpful road map of the stages.

Re-consultation on the Housing Development Site Proposals of the plan, July 2019

The reconsultation gave details of proposals for the east of Ayleston Park site which had been agreed in collaboration with the Community Housing Team at SHDC. The key points were for provision of 50% affordable housing to buy and rent, with affordability held in perpetuity, preference given to local residents and with high levels of energy efficiency, design and landscaping.

The undertaking from the Community Housing Team confirming this agreement is included in the reconsultation response document and is publicly available both here and on the Parish Council website.

The community response to the reconsultation was 59% in support of the east of Ayleston Park proposal and 41% opposed. Every effort was made to address all reasonable questions and concerns raised. This information is available to the public both here and on the Parish Council website. Further, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), which reviewed all sites in Modbury and concluded that the proposals in the NP were sound, is available below and on the Parish Council website.

The response document has been independently scrutinised by the Neighbourhood Plan Officer at SHDC who is satisfied that it is thorough and appropriate.

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition, March 2018

Household Questionnaire, 2017

Questionnaires were delivered to all 756 occupied households within the Parish of Modbury. A total of 437 (57.8%) were returned, completed by 745 people, aged 16 and over.


May Fair, 2016

Modbury Primary School Children’s Ideas, March 2016

Community Services and Facilities Consultation, February 2016

White Hart Consultation, June 2015

May Fair 2015

Poster for the Neighbourhood Plan Group’s stand at May Fair 2015

Timeline of Modbury Neighbourhood Plan Group Consultation Events