It has recently been confirmed that East Devon District Council cannot demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable housing sites.

This provides a short-term opportunity whereby the council will be under pressure to grant planning permission for new housing developments, even where they are not in strict accordance with its Local Plan policies.

Sites that are situated within or adjoining the built up area of towns and villages, with reasonable access to local services and facilities are likely to be considered favorably by the council at the current time.

If you are an East Devon landowner and would like advice please contact the expert team at the Development Land and Planning Department at Greenslade Taylor Hunt. The experienced department works across the South West to provide bespoke advice to landowners on the best options for their particular situation.

The planning and development teams can advise on promotion of land via Local Plan representations or finding either land promoters or housebuilders to enter into either promotion, hybrid or option agreements. Call 01823 334466 or email landplanning.taunton@gth.net for an initial chat.