Two councils in Devon are calling all businesses who might want to relocate to their area or expand in Devon, to help them plan for the future.

A short two minute survey is being promoted by South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council as part of their work on the councils' Joint Local Plan, their plan for future development in their area.

Cllr Graham Parker, Lead Member for the Joint Local Plan said: "We need to plan for the future and that means building a clear picture of what the needs of our business might be.  Do we need to make provision for more land, more buildings, and what type of buildings, office, retail or industrial?"

Cllr Judy Pearce, Lead Member for the Joint Local Plan said: "This piece of work will further support the Joint Local Plan that is currently with the inspector, waiting to be examined.  We would now like to build a database of business needs that will help us to ensure that our Joint Local Plan moves from a paper exercise to reality. In essence the Joint Local Plan has established the need for development, now we need to help make it happen by further understanding that need and delivering it."

Anyone that is interested in filling in the survey should visit Surveymonkey.