I note from our planning policy database that you have previously taken an interest in our planning policy and Community Infrastructure Levy work.  I would therefore like to draw your attention to a public consultation, which East Devon District Council is undertaking, regarding a series of proposed changes to the East Devon Local Plan and to the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule.

These changes, together with supporting evidence for the local plan and information about our consultation, can be viewed on the council web site at: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/emerging-plans-and-policies/the-new-local-plan/examination-and-hearing-sessions/

Proposed changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy, as well as supporting documents and forms for comments can be read at:  http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/community-infrastructure-levy-cil/cil-examination/

The consultation will run for eight weeks, starting on 16 April 2015. Anyone can comment on the proposed changes and can reply to questions set by the appointed Planning Inspector.  Responses must be received by the council at or before midday on Friday 12 June 2015 at the latest. 

Responses received will be sent to Mr Thickett, the Inspector and it is envisaged that the first day of hearing sessions will start at 10 am on 7 July 2015 at the Council Offices in Sidmouth.  Paper copies of the plan changes, together with supporting documents and response forms will be sent to libraries and Town Council offices in East Devon where they will be available to the public.  We will also make paper copies available for inspection at the Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth EX10 8HL.  Documents will be available during the normal opening hours for offices and libraries.