Neighbourhood Plans

The Localism Act 2011 introduced changes to the planning system to enable decision-making at a community level through neighbourhood planning. A Neighbourhood Plan is one component of neighbourhood planning which can guide future development within the community as part of the statutory development plan for the area.

Communities within the National Park that would like to find out more about neighbourhood planning for their area should contact the Policy & Community Team by email or call 01398 323665.


Planning practice guidance for Neighbourhood Planning on the government website

My Community Rights website

Lynton and Lynmouth Neighbourhood Plan (The Lyn Plan)

Making the Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 3rd December 2013 the Authority formally agreed to make The Lyn Plan which brings the plan into force as part of the development plan for the neighbourhood area of Lynton & Lynmouth. The Lyn Plan and the Authority's Decision Statement can be downloaded below. The Viability Assessment Guidance provides detailed guidance on the 'open book' approach to viability to enable the Lyn Plan to positively bring forward the development the area needs.

Decision Statement (PDF 64KB)

The Lyn Plan 2013 - 2028 (PDF 2MB)

The Lyn Plan Viability Assessment Guidance (PDF 322KB)

Further information relating to the preparation of The Lyn Plan can be found here