Show your support for the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan

Please come along and show your support for the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan



Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 6.30pm

Venue: Crematorium, Barnstaple

The North Devon District Council will review the Georgeham Parish Neighbourhood Plan to decide whether to accept the Examiner’s Report on the Plan.
This is a significant milestone in the progress of the Plan.

If the Council accepts the examiner’s recommendation that the Plan should be presented at a Public Referendum, arrangements will be made for a public vote to accept or reject the Plan. The Plan will then form part of the legal development Plan for the area.

Once the Council makes the decision to accept the Examiner’s recommendations, the Plan becomes a Material Consideration when planning applications are made. So even before a referendum is held it has some influence on how planning officers decide what is acceptable in the Parish. When members of the public comment on a planning application, reference may be made to the plan policies, to support their comments, in the same way as reference is made to the Local Plan policies.

The neighbourhood plan policies can be found in the executive summary, on pages 3-11 of the latest document. Click HERE or on the image below to open the document. 

The Council Meeting is open to the public who may observe the proceedings. Please come along and show your support.


To look up the latest parish area planning applications please click on the following link to the North Devon Council website:

Search Applications – Click Here

  1. Then select ‘Georgeham’ from the Parish dropdown list
  2. Then choose a date range e.g 1st of the previous month from the Date Received From calendar
  3. Then click Search

Screen shot example below:



To apply for planning please go to the Planning Portal, the national source of planning and building regulations information and the national planning application service:

Do you need planning permission? Click Here

Home Improvement Projects – Click Here
Are you thinking of making improvements to your home? From smaller projects such as replacement windows or adding an outbuilding to embarking on an entirely self-built home; the Planning Portal’s advice and interactive guides can help to steer and support your project, from the planning stage through to completion.

Commercial or Residential Developments – Click Here
Whatever the project you are undertaking on behalf of a client, from domestic single-storey extensions or loft conversions to housing developments or retail outlets; the Planning Portal’s application suite, calculators, services and comprehensive planning and building regulations guidance can ensure you remain compliant throughout the project life-cycle, helping you through to completion on time and within budget.

Do you need to start or submit your application? Click Here

Planning Applications – Click Here
To begin a planning application, you apply to North Devon Council for planning permission. All planning applications are required to be submitted on a standard form and can be submitted online through the Planning Portal.

Building Control Applications – Click Here
Any person carrying out building work needs to ensure that work complies with the regulations. There are some types of work which will be exempt from the building regulations and an application will not be necessary.