Agenda and minutes

Executive - Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Neil Aggett  Email:

No. Item



To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2018, previously circulated.


Minutes of the meeting on 8 February 2018 were confirmed and approved.





The Leader thanked all staff involved in responding to the recent bad weather and for coping with the snow and ice while delivering Teignbridge services.


Ide Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the representations to the Ide Neighbourhood Plan.

Additional documents:


The Business Manager Strategic Place submitted a report on the Ide Neighbourhood Plan submission.  The report proposed the Council making formal comments of objection with regard to one specific policy within the submitted Ide Neighbourhood Plan, IDE07 Ide Gateway Enhancement area.  The Executive considered the legal framework for producing neighbourhood plans and noted the consultation already undertaken. The Executive recognised the many good elements of the neighbourhood plan but considered that significant objections should be made in relation to the one identified policy: IDE07 Ide Gateway Enhancement area, on the following grounds:


          The site identified in the Policy as Roundfield is geographically separated from the settlement of Ide and has no visual access to either residents or those using the C50, other than the presence of mature hedgerows and trees, the majority of which will be retained in the event of any redevelopment.

          The Enhancement Area is too extensive and includes the entire Roundfield site which has not been demonstrated to contribute to the enhancement of the areas sense of rurality.

          It is refuted that Roundfield is rural in character, with visual access directly onto the A30 and high levels of both noise and light pollution. This lack of rurality is evidenced not only by the Ide Gateway Character Assessment, but also by the CPRE and specialist environmental and geospatial consultancy Extrium (Figures 3.3.0 and 3.3.1 respectively) as well as by the District Council’s Landscape Officer.

          There is evidence that the inclusion of Roundfield in Policy IDE07 has been specifically identified to frustrate strategic infrastructure development required to support a major residential allocation in the adopted Local Plan, which has wider benefits for the District as a whole. 

          The inclusion of Roundfield in the Enhancement Area is contrary to Strategic policies S5 and SWE1 in the Local Plan and the IDP (2016), which identifies the Roundfield as a potential location for this required park and ride scheme.


The Executive considered that Roundfield should be excluded from the Enhancement Area with only the boundary screening along the C50 included as illustrated on the attached map (Appendix B to the previously circulated report).  The Executive considered the full draft objection as set out in Appendix Ato the previously circulated report. 




That the report be approved and the formal comments of objection from the Council in response of the Ide Neighbourhood Plan submission (Regulation 15) be approved and submitted, as set out in the previously circulated report.



Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To note forthcoming decisions anticipated to be made by the Executive over the next 12 months.


Details were noted of the Forward Plan for the next 12 Months.  A report would be scheduled regarding a consultation on revised planning policy guidance.