Making the Plymouth and South West Devon Local Plan


The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been adopted! To find out more please visit the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Adoption page.

You can also view the plan on the South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council websites.

Visit the interactive Plymouth Plan to see other policies that affect decision making across Plymouth City including the Council and its partners.


The Plan is now at the public examination stage. To find out the status of the examination visit the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

This page will be updated throughout the examination to ensure you're kept up to date with what is happening. This page will also include any hearing statements or documents which are produced for the examination as well as any correspondence we receive from the Planning Inspector.


Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council submitted the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan to the Secretary of State on 31 July 2017. This followed a six week consultation period on the pre-submission draft which ran from 15 March to midnight 26 April 2017.

Copies of all the representations made during this consultation stage have been sent to the Planning Inspectorate and can be viewed on the consultation portal. Responses to each representation can be viewed as part of the Regulation 22 Statement (Response Report).

The Joint Local Plan, together with the Evidence Base, the Integrated Assessment, the Regulation 22 Statement and Past Consultation Documents are available on the Plymouth City Council website.

If you're having trouble viewing any of the documents email or call 01752 305477.

View the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Submission document and see below the accompanying maps:

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