In May 2012 the Parish Council applied for permission to carry out a Neighbourhood Plan (see all documents below). The clerk soon realised there would be much work that could be shared with neighbouring parishes to help them through their plans and so invited ten parishes to work together in procuring consultants, sharing ideas and helping each other at every stage. Although every parish was to produce an individual plan there were cost and time savings to be had, enabling many smaller parishes to embark on a plan who would otherwise not have considered it.
Dunkeswell launched their Neighbourhood Plan and held two preliminary events on Thursday 29th May 2014 from 11am – 7pm at The Aviator, Dunkeswell Airfield and Tuesday 3rd June 2014 from 11am – 7pm at Throgmorton Community Hall, Highfield. In August 2014 we sent questionaires to all residents and businesses in the parish asking for views on issues raised at our launch events and matters previously raised in our Parish Plan 2011.
We have since conducted many meetings and informal sessions to hear more from our community, trying to reach residents of all ages, businesses and visitors to ensure we are being truly representative, including a Public Neighbourhood Planning Housing Forum on the 11th October 2014 at the Throgmorton hall. Having worked hard to ensure we had heard the views of as many people as possible we drafted aims and objectives which we tested at a Public Open Day on Saturday 15th November 2014, we were glad that there was broad support for all areas and strong support for many.
Below are the documents and evidence of our consultation, we are now almost at the stage of submitting our plan for inspection, it will then be subject to a referendum where more than 50% of parishioners who vote must be in favour of the plan in order for it to be adopted.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN NOTICE 2012
Carried out a consultation on the East Devon District Council – Village Development Plan which ended in November 2012 and made a response to the District Council concerning Dunkeswell, which follows on and included views from the recent parish plan – click here for more details
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN LAUNCH PUBLICITY 2014
YOUTH CONSULTATION – YOUNG FAMILIES CONSULTATION – OLDER RESIDENTS CONSULTATION
DRAFT PLAN FEBRUARY 2015 COMMENTS FORM (consultation closed 8th April 2015)
HOUSING AND AMENITIES ‘DROP IN’ SESSION 10-12
ADVERTISEMENT – QUESTIONNAIRE – RESULTS OF QUESTIONNAIRE
& MINUTES PUBLIC MEETING 7.30pm SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016 AT THROGMORTON HALL
A5 Neighbourhood plan housing reconsultation Advertisement 2016
Our same Plan, but updated in line with the new EDDC Local Plan and parishioner and consultee comments as well as consideration given to the Government Inspectors views on other recently submitted plans.
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS WHETHER YOU LIVE, WORK OR PLAY IN DUNKESWELL
IF YOU CANT MAKE IT TO ANY OPEN DAY OR MEETING PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMMENTS VIA FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, POST OR PIGEON – IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO COME TO YOU PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK TO ARRANGE THIS.