SPT7 - Working with neighbouring areas

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The LPAs will work closely with neighbouring local authorities to ensure that opportunities for economic growth and the creation of sustainable patterns of development are realised across boundaries, and that infrastructure needs are planned for collaboratively and effectively. In particular, we will:

1.     Cooperate with Cornwall Council in ensuring that the strong links between South East Cornwall and Plymouth are recognised in relation to transport and infrastructure planning, and that the towns in South East Cornwall are planned to maximise the benefits brought by the economic growth of Plymouth.

2.     Cooperate with the Greater Exeter Authorities to draw out the complementary economic strengths of Plymouth and Exeter in the delivery of local plans for both areas and recognising that Okehampton is located within the Exeter Travel to Work Area.

3.     Cooperate with Devon County Council to ensure strategic cross boundary issues in relation to education, transportation, minerals and waste are appropriately planned for, and to ensure the infrastructure requirements of South West Devon as reflected in the local plan are delivered.

4.     Cooperate with Dartmoor National Park to ensure delivery of the needs of the HMA whilst protecting the special landscapes of the National Park.

5.     Cooperate with Torbay to recognise the close relationship between Totnes and Torbay, and to keep under review the potential for the future development needs of Torbay to be accommodated in parts of South Hams.

6.     Enhance links with the North Devon / Torridge Joint Local Plan to ensure that any future cross boundary issues are identified.

7.     Cooperate with the Marine Management Organisation to ensure that decisions affecting the marine environment have due regard to the Marine Policy Statement and the emerging South West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans.