TTV27 - Meeting local housing needs in rural areas

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.

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

Proposals for residential development on sites adjoining or very near to an existing settlement which would not otherwise be released for this purpose may be permitted provided that it can be demonstrated that:

  1. It meets a proven need for affordable housing for local people.
  2. It includes a mix of affordable and market housing products where necessary to be financially viable. This includes open market housing, providing it does not represent more than 40 per cent of the homes or 40 per cent of the land take excluding infrastructure and services.
  3. Management of the scheme will ensure that the dwellings continue to meet the identified need in perpetuity.
  4. The proposal meets the requirement of all other relevant policies of the Plan.