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A Roadmap for the Future

"Ancient Roots, Future Foundations"



This is your draft Neighbourhood Plan! It has been drawn up using the views you have given us during all the consultations which have been held, including the community Plan and Village Design Statement.  We now need your comments before it goes on its next round of consultation, which will be conducted by Torridge  District Council

It is very important that you take the time to read the draft Plan and give us your views, as these will add strength to the proposals. If you disagree with anything, we need to know so that we can take this into account and make amendments where appropriate.


YOUR opinions are valuable – It’s YOUR community and village, please let us know what you think. 


A questionnaire sheet is provided for you to use and then return to the Parish Clerk at Lower Itton, Spreyton EX17 5BB, complete online, or drop off at any of the locations listed in the summary document.  Remember the plan can be accessed online below or you can view a hard copy at all public venues in the Parish.   The consultation period lasts for 6 weeks so your comments should be returned by 29th July 2019         

Full Document and Summary Document

Online Questionnaire 

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement 

Evidence Base Report 

Delivery & Monitoring Framework 

NP Group Terms of Reference 

NP Group Members

Adrian Mercer    Chair/Winkleigh Parish Councillor 01837 83841

Pauline Warner   Winkleigh Resident

Penny Griffiths    Winkleigh Resident 

Angela Findlay   Winkleigh Parish Councillor

Alice Turner         Winkleigh Parish Councillor

Admin/Finance Support    Parish Clerk Melanie Bickell  (Ex-Officio Member)

Can we:

  • Influence housing development in the village?

  • Protect and enhance the village centre and its services?

  • Decide how money on new infrastructure is spent?

  • Collect money from developers to help overcome traffic and parking problems?

  • Choose where industry and employment go?

  • Protect important open spaces and green areas?

  • Look after our heritage and things we value?

  • Make sure Winkleigh thrives as a place to live and work?

The answer to all these questions is YES. By preparing a Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish can have statutory planning powers that enable it to have more say in the future.

Using the Community Plan (published in 2014) and Village Design Statement (published in September 2016) as a foundation, the Parish Council has decided to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a statutory planning document that sits alongside Torridge District Council’s Local Plan. Our Neighbourhood Plan has to fit in with the Local Plan (we can’t for example stop development that Torridge has identified) and gives the opportunity to put more “flesh on the bones” of the Local Plan’s policies. It is also a chance to give statutory weight to some of the ideas in our earlier plans.

There is a lot of work to do to make this a reality. Along the way there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. Before our Neighbourhood Plan becomes a statutory document it will have to show how the community has developed its shared vision and policies, undergo an Examination in Public and also be endorsed by a community referendum.



Full Document,



NP Consultation response analysis 

NP Consultation response comments

Business Consultation Response Summary 

Hamilton-Baillie Traffic Survey Report April 2018 - available from the Clerk (upload issues to website)

A small group, reporting to the Parish Council, has been set up to drive the work forward. Look out for news about progress and for chances to get involved. There will be regular updates in Distinctly Winkleigh. If you would like more information about the process (you can find out more on http://www.locality.org.uk/.) or feel you have the skills and energy to help, then please contact Adrian Mercer 01837 83841 Cllr.Mercer@outlook.com or The Clerk 01837 89095 Melanie Bickell winkleighpc1@btconnect.com 

Torridge District Council Neighbourhood Plan web page info:-

Acknowledgement of Receipt 30th January 2017


Wildlife Survey 2018 

TDC request for interim screening 

Draft NP for TDC Screening 

Draft NP Basic Conditions Statement for Screening 

Draft NP Consultation Statement for Screening 

Draft NP Evidence Base Report for Screening 

Draft NP Delivery and Monitoring Framework for Screening 




Meeting Notes
9th December 2016 notes
19th January 2017 notes
13th February 2017 notes
20th March 2017 notes
24th April 2017 notes
22nd May 2017 notes
12th June 2017 notes
10th July 2017
7th August 2017 notes
28th August 2017
11th September 2017
21st September 2017
9th October 2017
6th November 2017
17th November 2017
12th December 2017
15th January 2018

19th February 2018

4th April 2018 Notes 

16th May 2018 

13th June 2018

18th July 2018

1st August 2018 

20th August 2018

10th September 2018 

17th October 2018 

November 2018

December 2018 

4th February 2019 

13 March 2019 

1st April 2019 

17th April 2019