Planning and development experts from Greenslade Taylor Hunt are watching closely as East Devon District Council looks to re-shape plans for housing in the area for the next two decades.

The council’s strategic planning committee held a virtual meeting in December to decide the way forward for the site selection process in the district.

The outcome of the mammoth six-hour meeting is due to be discussed again in January.

The experienced team from Greenslade Taylor Hunt are already working on behalf of a significant number of landowners and developers with sites in the district that they are keen to bring forward for development ranging from single plots to more substantial projects.

It is expected a draft proposal for the East Devon Local Plan 2020-2040 will go to planners in March 2022 with public consultation starting in early summer 2022.

In order to meet minimum Government levels of housing delivery the council must allocate sufficient land to accommodate around 6,900 additional new homes in the plan period 2020-2040.

The  council’s planners have identified a range of sites that they think could deliver an estimated 6,000 new homes, with suitable sites for another 900 homes yet to be found.

If you are a developer or landowner and would like to know if your land might fall into this category please contact the knowledgeable team at Greenslade Taylor Hunt for the best advice on your particular situation.

Please call 01823 334466 or email landplanning@gth.net for more information.