Jan 20, 2021
The Joint Local Plan Authorities of Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon have scored 144% in the latest 2020 Housing Delivery Test that had just been published by the Government on GOV.UK. This represents an increase from 139% last year and confirms our very healthy housing delivery figures.
Jan 04, 2021
The Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon Local Planning Authorities’ Housing Position Statement 2020 has now been published and is available on the Plymouth City Council website.
This demonstrates, at the end of March 2020, that the Joint Local Plan is on track to deliver its housing requirement:
Nov 23, 2020
We’ve just sent out our first Joint Local Plan newsletter. In this first edition we covered the following topics:
Joint Local Plan newsletter 1 (296KB, PDF)
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Nov 05, 2020
This document sets out the joint response from the authorities responsible for the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan; Plymouth City, South Hams District and West Devon Borough Council’s. Whilst there are two responses to this consultation from the JLP Councils, they reflect the impact of the proposed changes, some of which are different in the rural and urban elements of the JLP area. The response from Plymouth City Council is endorsed by South Hams and West Devon Councils and vice versa.
We have responded to each question asked in the White Paper, where appropriate.
We have also commented upon parts of the White Paper where no specific question was identified.
We would be very happy to meet with Ministers and Government officials to help improve and guide the detail of the proposals set out in the White Paper. We note that the task force behind the ideas included in the White Paper did not include any local authority representative, which to us seems a glaring omission given that local government will be crucial to the successful implementation of a new planning system. We can offer the experience many years of high quality engagement with the planning process from a local authority perspective.
Nov 02, 2020
The JLP Partnership Board have recently met and agreed to pause the following projects due to the effect of COVID-19 on the Council’s budget:
We now have the opportunity to consider the future of this work in the context of the recently announced panning reforms and will keep you informed of the next stages of the process.