Planning

The Parish Council is always asked to comment on planning applications in the parish. However, decisions are made by the East Devon District Council, and the Parish Council’s response is only taken into account as is any individual’s. You can speak at the Open Forum before each planning meeting if you have specific views you wish the Council to take into account. You can also email or write to a councillor or the Clerk.

The Council’s policy on meetings with developers applies.

Stop press: Major Development planned for Uplyme.

Current planning applications

new housing

Affordable housing at Masters Close, Uplyme

Current planning applications on which you can comment are listed on the Trinity Matters web site, together with links to details on the East Devon District Council web site, where you can also make comments online. (To find other applications not listed there, you can search on the EDDC planning site by date, location etc. – see below for a link.)

You can view the paperwork at the Axminster Guildhall Planning Office: 10.30 – 12.30 (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday), or ask Councillor Andrew Turner to see it, by telephoning 01297 442599 for an appointment.

Please post or email a copy of any comments sent to EDDC regarding planning applications to the Parish Clerk.

Planning Committee meetings

building site

Affordable housing construction site

Planning Committee meetings are normally held at 5pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Committee Room of the Village Hall. In addition, if deadlines demand it, an extra meeting will be held, usually on a Wednesday. See the Agenda page or the Village Hall noticeboard for details.

Minutes of recent committee meetings are available.

Other planning links

  • The Interactive House is a useful little tool on the web, which allows you to find out what needs planning permission in an average house. You can also lodge applications online at the same web site.
  • EDDC’s Planning web site – you can enter your house details and get automatic notifications of any nearby applications, search for particular applications etc.
  • West Dorset’s Planning web site – for applications just over the border.