Consultation Draft

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Welcome to the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Draft.

Local residents, workers, businesses, councillors and other volunteers have produced the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Paignton by working together as a Forum.   This has been made possible by the Localism Act 2011.   When finalised, the Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the statutory development plan for Paignton used by the Council when making decisions on planning applications in the area over the next 20 years.

The Draft Plan is based on the objectives our community has said it wants to see achieved.  The Draft has been prepared for any views you may wish to make during the period from 19 April to 31 May 2017.  This is a formal consultation in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 before the Plan is submitted for independent assessment and Referendum..

The Draft Plan documents can be viewed here:

The Summary below explains briefly the content of each document:

How to give your views:

After reading the above documents, please give your views by completing the on-line Electronic Response Form below, or you can print out and return the hardcopy version below to any of the points listed on the Form:

Where can a hardcopy of the Draft Plan documents be inspected ?

During open hours at:

  • Paignton Library and Information Centre, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG
  • Occombe Farm Cafe, Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN
  • Clennon Valley Leisure Centre, Penwill Way, Paignton TQ4 5JR

Or by asking any one of our volunteers at any of the drop-in sessions below:

What is the closing date for comments ?

Please ensure you submit any comments you may have to be received by no later than 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017.  All comments will be considered by the Forum and adjustment made to the Draft Plan where appropriate before it is then submitted to the Local Planning Authority in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.  Full details will be published on this website at that time.

How can I join the Forum or find out more ?

If you would like to be more involved in the Paignton Neighbourhood Plan and have your views heard, please email
To become a member of the Forum on-line:  see How to Join
or contact:    Mike Parkes (Tel: 01803 469185)   or   David Watts (Tel: 01803 523434)