Mid Devon District Council has launched a Call for Sites process which will help provide a blueprint for development in the area over a 20-year period.

The Call for Sites provides individuals and organisations with the opportunity to suggest sites that they think have the potential to be developed for housing, economic or other uses.

The development potential of sites put forward during the call will be assessed by local authority officers and a panel of representatives from the housing and economic development industries. The conclusions will be published in a ‘Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment’ (HELAA).

However time is of the essence as the call for sites only runs until March 22, 2021.

The HELAA will form part of the evidence base for a new Local Plan for Mid Devon.  Planning professionals from Greenslade Taylor Hunt will be publishing information on the Local Plan Review. For now further details about the new Local Plan can be found at: https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/planning-policy/

Sites to be considered must be capable of accommodating at least five dwellings or measure at least 0.15 hectares. Sites must lie within the Mid Devon local authority area (excluding the area within Mid Devon that falls within Dartmoor National Park).

If you are a landowner who is interested in finding out more about the planning process, but are not sure where to start then planning professionals at Greenslade Taylor Hunt are able to help. The multi-disciplinary firm, which has a dedicated Development Land and Planning Department, has extensive experience in planning and development work throughout the South West and are able to advise landowners on the process.

 The firm can also assist with the promotion of sites putting landowners in touch with individuals and organisations who might be interested in undertaking the work required to develop sites themselves.

For more information and advice please contact the dedicated Development Land and Planning team on (01823) 334466.