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Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development Plan

Newton Abbot: The Town that delivers


The Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development represents a significant step for the Town Council, both in drawing together the public’s views and aspirations for the Town, but also in seeking to provide a framework within which the future development of the Town should take place.

We have reiterated throughout the process of preparing the Plan that a Neighbourhood Development Plan is not an opportunity to re-write the future planning for the Town of Newton Abbot. That vision is clearly articulated in Plan Teignbridge, and as such this Plan fits within that wider development framework.

The Town Council has worked closely with a Steering Group of local people during the preparation of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. We are grateful to those who have given of their time to lead the process.

As a Town Council, we recognise the importance of ensuring that Newton Abbot moves with the times, and has the facilities and services available for the town’s growing population. At the same time, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on the importance of the history and heritage of the town.

The Plan seeks to celebrate the heritage assets within the town and ensure that development takes place in a way which is sensitive to the town’s character.

In the future it is the Town Council’s wish that Newton Abbot is seen as an ambitious and innovative town which has a clear view of the future.

We commend this Neighbourhood Development Plan to you as the start of that journey.

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