Consultation on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule has now closed.
CIL is a tax levied on new floorspace of certain types of development. It is levied on development of more than 100 m2 floor space, or new-build dwellings, and is intended to help fund the infrastructure needed by development.
Comments received will be taken into account in preparing a Draft Charging Schedule. A second stage of consultation will take place later in 2012.
Decentralisation and Localism
The Coalition Government has undertaken to carry out a comprehensive review of planning with the intention of returning decision making powers on housing and planning to a local level.
Regional Strategies have been abolished and development levels will be set at local plan level. Instead of centrally set targets, a New Homes Bonus will be paid to match fund council tax for each new home.
Full details wll be set out in the forthcoming Decentralisation and Localism Bill (see External Link). This will have a profound effect on the Council's local plans.
A letter to Chief Planning Officers from Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner at Communities and Local Government, dated 6 July 2010 set out 'question and answer' advice on immediate issues that may arise from the announcement to revoke Regional Strategies. This stated that local authorities should "continue to develop LDF Core Strategies and other DPDs reflecting local peoples aspirations and decisions on important issues such as climate change, housing and economic development."
Following this advice, the Council is proceeding with its Local Development Framework, pending the implementation of new legislation. The Council's Local Development Scheme (2008 Update) is available to download (see Related Documents). A further review is imminent in the face of changing legislative framework.
Pending the Decentralisation and Localism Bill, the Core Strategy will provide a springboard for the creation of Neighbourhood Plans that will decide the level and form of development at a local level.
What is in the Local Development Framework?
The LDF consists of a 'portfolio' of documents. These are set out below. Collectively, these will provide and deliver the spatial planning strategy for Torbay for the period 2006 to 2026. For further details view the Local Development Framework Leaflet at the bottom of this page. DPDs and SPDs will be subject to formal Sustainability Appraisal. They will be supported by an evidence base of studies and technical documents, which can be found on the LDF Evidence Base page by clicking on the relevant text on the bar to the left.
A number of explanatory leaflets have been produced to provide a brief outline of each component of the Torbay Local Development Framework (see Related Documents).
The documents within the LDF are listed below. Documents that have started to go through the formal process are available on this website where an outline of the purpose of the document and the stage that it has reached within the planning process is provided. It will also include pdfs of any documents that have been produced to date for consultation purposes.
- Torbay Local Development Scheme (LDS) (December 2005 version now subject to review)
- Statement of Community Involvement (LDD1) [ADOPTED MAY 2007]
- Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
- Development Plan Documents
- Core Strategy (LDD2) including Generic Development Control Policies (Not yet available)
- Torquay Harbour Area Action Plan (LDD3)
- Site Specific Policies and Proposals (LDD4) (Not yet available)
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
- Planning Contributions & Affordable Housing (LDD6) [ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2008]
- Urban Design Guide (LDD7) [ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2007]
- Greenspace Strategy (LDD8) [ADOPTED DECEMBER 2006]
- Great Parks, Paignton: Planning Brief (LDD9)
- Yalberton Road, Paignton: Planning Brief (LDD10) (deferred)
What is the relationship of the Local Development Framework with other Council strategies?
The spatial planning system is intended to relate closely to community plans. Accordingly, the Torbay LDS has been drawn up to reflect the spatial planning and local aspirations of the Torbay Community Plan as well as those of the relevant Council Business Units.
For further information on any of these, please click the relevant link on the blue bar to the left. A publications list is also available.
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- Adopted Torbay Local Plan (1995 - 2011)
- Torbay Community Plan