Kingsteignton Community Plan
Kingsteignton has compiled a Community Plan, now referred to as a Community Led Plan, which was finalised in January 2012. A Community led Plan is a statement of how the community sees itself developing over the next few years. By using thorough consultation it:
- reflects the views of all sections of the community,
- identifies which features and local characteristics people value,
- identifies local problems and opportunities,
- spells out how residents want the community to develop in the future,
- prepares a plan of action to achieve this vision.
It can be found here. The Implementation Group has its own website.
Town Centre Plan
During 2012 Teignbridge District Council has been working with representatives from the local community and consultants LHC Architecture and Urbanism to explore ideas for the centre of Kingsteignton, assess their feasibility and come up with some proposals.
Their report includes possible projects to help make the ideas into reality. This offers a real opportunity for locally led change and will enable all members of the community to get involved and decide the future for the centre.
There is still a long way to go to with further work with the local people and organisations needed, along with sources of funding to be identified. This project is an important first step towards delivering positive change for our Town Centre.
The current report can be downloaded here.
Plan Teignbridge is the new Local Plan which will help manage development in the area over the next 20 years. The Plan will enable delivery of much needed infrastructure, better quality development, seek to support enterprise and create jobs. The Plan is currently progressing through its various stages of development with a view to adoption in 2013.
The Devon Structure Plan 2001 to 2016 - 'Devon to 2016' (adopted October 2004) is the current Structure Plan for the whole of Devon, including Plymouth, Torbay and Dartmoor National Park, but excluding Exmoor National Park. It sets out strategic planning policies for development and other land uses in respect of: housing; employment; conservation; minerals; waste; transportation; shopping; tourism; leisure; and recreation, over a 15 year period. It provides a framework for detailed decisions by local authorities, other organisations and individuals in the preparation of their forward Plans (e.g. Local Plans, Local Development Frameworks and Community Strategies). Details can be found here.
Devon County is the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority. Both activities have particular relevance in our area. You can find further details of the Minerals Local Plan and the Waste Local Plan here.