Joint Planning Policy Committee - Friday, 22nd March, 2024 10.00 am, MOVED

Venue: Town Hall, Bideford, EX39 2HS

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


To agree the minutes of the previous meeting held on 8th December 2023 pdf icon PDF 250 KB


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Additional documents:


To agree the agenda between Part 'A' and Part 'B' (Confidential Restricted Information).



Declarations of Interest

Please telephone the Corporate and Community Services team to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting). Interests must be re-declared when the item is called. A declaration of interest under the Code of Conduct will be a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, an Other Registrable Interest or a Non-Registrable Interest.  If the item directly relates to your interest you must declare the interest and leave the room for the item, save in the case of Other Registrable Interests or Non-Registrable Interests where you may first speak on the item as a member of the public if provision has been made for the public to speak.  If the matter does not directly relate to your interest but still affects it then you must consider whether you are affected to a greater extent than most people and whether a reasonable person would consider your judgement to be clouded, if you are then you must leave the room for the item (although you may speak as a member of the public if provision has been made for the public to speak) or, if you are not, then you can declare the interest but still take part).



Items brought forward which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency.


National Planning Policy Framework - 2023 Revisions pdf icon PDF 728 KB

Report by the Planning Policy Officer (TDC) (attached).


Local Plan Review Project Initiation Document (PID) pdf icon PDF 563 KB

Report by the Senior Planning Policy Officers (attached).


Additional documents:


Proposals for the Thematic Local Plan Working Groups pdf icon PDF 509 KB

Report by the Senior Planning Officer (TDC) (attached).



Sustainability Appraisal of the Development Plan pdf icon PDF 509 KB

Report by the Sustainability Officer (NDC) (attached).



Response to Government Consultation - Strengthening Planning Policy for Brownfield Development pdf icon PDF 594 KB

Report by Senior Planning Policy Officer (TDC) (attached).



Exclusion of Public and Press and Restriction of Documents