The Neighbourhood Plan, which will cover the parish area of Bigbury, is being prepared in the context of the emerging Joint Local Plan (JLP) for Plymouth and South West Devon. The JLP indicates that in total, the ‘sustainable villages’ within the Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area have the potential to deliver 720 new dwellings over the lifetime of the plan. As per the provisions of the JLP, the settlement of St Ann’s Chapel is recognised as the only ‘sustainable village’ within Bigbury Parish. In this context, the JLP suggests that the Neighbourhood Plan area has the potential to accommodate circa 10 additional dwellings over the plan period.
The purpose of the site appraisal is therefore to produce a clear assessment as to whether the sites considered through the Neighbourhood Plan are suitable, available and viable for the type of development which has been proposed. In this context it is anticipated that the site selection process will be robust enough to meet the Basic Conditions considered by the Independent Examiner, as well as any potential legal challenges by developers and other interested parties.
The full report is available in the DOCUMENTS section of the NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN topic:>Neighbourhood Plan>documents>select REPORTS from the CATEGORY section>select file.