Category Archives: Planning

Progress on the Ashburton Masterplan


Further to the June blog here’s a quick update on progress on the Ashburton Masterplan. As a reminder – in April 2013 Dartmoor National Park Authority, working with Teignbridge District Council commissioned BDP to develop a masterplan for the Chuley … Continue reading

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New local plan for Dartmoor adopted


Today the National Park Authority has adopted the Development Management and Delivery Plan (or ‘DMD’ as we know it).  This document was 3 years in preparation during which time we attended around 30 community engagement events, and received nearly one thousand individual comments … Continue reading

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New development in Ashburton – talking with the community


A brief moment to breathe on Friday afternoon and share our busy week down at Ashburton! In May the National Park Authority, working with Teignbridge District Council appointed BDP to take forward a Masterplan for the Chuley Road site on … Continue reading

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A new Community Land Trust


The residents of Chagford took another step forward to leading development in their town last night, as a community meeting voted in favour of forming a ‘Community Land Trust’ (CLT). I thought I’d share my musings on this relatively new … Continue reading

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Chagford Masterplan


After several years preparing the local plan for Dartmoor, which identifies potential housing and redevelopment sites in some of the larger towns and villages, we took our first steps last week towards delivering a site in Chagford. The 3.7 hectare … Continue reading

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Planning on Dartmoor – examination approaches


The last planner’s blog was in February – things have moved on a lot since then as we approach the last stage in preparing the DMD – the new local plan for Dartmoor. We ran a consultation from February to … Continue reading

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Planning on Dartmoor – another step forward


Today (Friday 10 February) sees the publication of the next version of the ‘local plan’ for Dartmoor.  This Plan, the ‘DMD’ sits below our Core Strategy plan and contains 64 policies and site allocations, which we’ll be using when we make … Continue reading

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Local planning in Ashburton – residents have their say on redevelopment


On Saturday morning 3 National Park planners; Stephen Belli, David Lillington and Dan Janota, spent several hours in Ashburton town hall talking with local people about development in the town.  Two members of the National Park Authority Philip Vogel and … Continue reading

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