Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders. Once adopted, Neighbourhood Development Plans and Orders have statutory weight. Decision makers will be obliged by law, to take what it says into account when considering proposals for development in the area the plan or order covers. You can learn more and view current Neighbourhood Plans at the link below: Neighbourhood Planning Made Neighbourhood Plans The plans below are now made and are now used to decide planning applications in West Devon. Please click on the link to view the full referendum version of each plan. Bere Peninsula Bridestowe and Sourton Highampton Milton Abbot, Chillaton, and Kelly North Tawton For more information about Neighbourhood planning, or to see the plans that are in progress, please visit our dedicated Neighbourhood Planning Pages.