Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan (TNP) – Latest

The Regulation 16 Public Consultation is now closed.

Documents remain at: https://www.tivertonneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/documents

Look in TNP Regulation 16 Version and TNP Regulation 16 Supporting Documents.

You can still let us know your views – nplan@tivertontowncouncil.gov.uk  

Printed copies of The Plan can still be ordered from:  Fax and Files, 15 West Exe South, Tiverton, EX16 5DQ – email dawn@faxandfiles.eclipse.co.uk.

The cost is £23 – payment to be made to Fax and Files on collection.

Feedback for the TNP Team can also be sent via the Contact Us section.

The Public Consultation section has more information about the consultation stages.

The January 2022 Bulletin is still available here


The Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan is for the benefit of the community of Tiverton.  It is your plan.  Please take a look.

The next stage is the Examination by an independent examiner, hopefully during Spring and early Summer.

The above content updated 19 Feb 2022

What is the Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan?

Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan sets out to ensure that Tiverton is a sustainable community and that all future developments meet government legislation regarding emissions, passivity and carbon neutrality. The Plan is being subjected to scrutiny to test its sustainability, in part by using the One Planet guidelines.

To ensure that the plan has its proper roots in local history and economy The Plan reviews the relevant history and seeks to analyse economic, social and population needs. It identifies opportunities and challenges for the Tiverton community and express these through a Vision for Tiverton.

The Neighbourhood Plan pays due regard to the size of the town and proportionate development and considers housing needs and affordable and social housing. It seeks to ensure that the character of any new development will reflect Tiverton’s architectural heritage while being energy efficient and economical to live in.

The Plan aims to aid the protection of Tiverton’s conservation areas, listed buildings and structures of historical interest. It also aims to protect valued green spaces, significant views, sporting facilities, allotments and growing areas, and cultural sites.

The Plan seeks to provide safe and sustainable routes around the parish for cyclists and pedestrians and ensure easy access. This will include access to the Canal Basin, Knightshayes Court and other historic sites in the town. It seeks to provide opportunities for the continued occupation of commercial premises in the town centre, maintaining Tiverton as a retail centre while protecting and enhancing the public realm.

The Plan also recommends non-policy actions, like reducing speed limits in the town centre, as items are suggested by local people.

What have we worked on:

  • In the long term how do we maintain a good retail town centre?
  • How will we be travelling in twenty years’ time – will we need more car parks or electric charging stations?
  • What can we plan for to make Tiverton a town people want to visit?
  • What sort of housing, where and how much, will we need in twenty years’ time?
  • How best can we ensure housing is good to live in, easily accessible and carbon neutral?
  • How do we link our heritage and tourism for the benefit of the town?
  • How much land should be reserved for commercial and industrial development to grow Tiverton’s prosperity?
  • How much open space should we plan for? And how much allotment space will we need with gardens decreasing in size?


During 2020 these and many other questions were discussed and recommendations made.  These were then turned into a set of policies and suggested non-policy community actions, which went for Informal Consultation in late 2020 and early 2021.

After considering this feedback The Plan was updated and submitted to the first Formal Consultation (Regulation 14) in Spring/Summer 2021.

Now (Jan-Feb 2022) The Plan is being submitted to the second and final Formal Consultation (Regulation 16).

Following examination by an inspector it is hoped that a Referendum on The Plan will take place in September 2022, following which The Plan can be adopted and come into full effect.

The key objectives of the Focus Groups were:

  • Housing
  • Highways and Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Retail and Business
  • Recreation and Open Spaces

Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan Documents

Go to DOCUMENTS to see and download the latest Draft Plan