Annual Monitoring Reports

Authority Monitoring Reports

Exmoor National Park Authority has produced eleven Authority Monitoring Reports (formerly known as Annual Monitoring Reports) (AMRs). The purpose of the AMR is to assess the Local Plan using indicators selected with the aim of determining the effectiveness of policies. These indicators will help establish whether there is any need for adjustment or replacement of policies. The AMR will also review the progress of the emerging Local Plan through the Local Development Scheme.

2015/16 AMR PDF 1.93MB

2014/15 AMR PDF 2.7MB

2013/14 AMR PDF 4.51MB

2012/13 AMR PDF 2.74MB

2011/12 AMR PDF 2.68MB

2010/11 AMR PDF 2.67MB

2009/10 AMR PDF 2.99MB

2008/09 AMR PDF 5.6MB

2007/08 AMR  PDF 1.51MB

2006/07 AMR PDF 2.6MB

2005/06 AMR PDF 3.2MB

2004/05 AMR PDF 275KB

Local Indicators:

The adopted Local Plan policies are part of development plan until they are replaced by the new Local Plan that will guide development within the National Park to 2030. The adopted Local Plan policies have a series of indicators against which the implementation of the policies should be monitored. 

As the new Local Plan is prepared, indicators will be developed to monitor and review the effectiveness of the policies, which will take into account the availability and quality of data available at the local level.

The sustainability appraisal that is produced in conjunction with the new Local Plan will also contain significant effects indicators which will also be monitored via the AMR. These should enable the effects of implemented policies to be measured, and whether the results match predicted effects.

Future Developments:

Changes under the Localism Act 2011, mean that Local Planning Authorities no longer have to submit Local Development Schemes and Annual Monitoring Reports to the Secretary of State, but will need to make them available to the public.

Local planning authorities will still need to report on the progress with the Local Plan and other planning documents, and the extent to which policies are being achieved – which means effective monitoring of policy performance will continue.