Final Local Plan changes, a survey of brownfield sites and looking at Lee are all consultations set to end on September 1

A trio of council planning consultations will end on Friday, September 1.

North Devon and Torridge district council have proposed modifications to the draft Local Plan for its final consultation. It sets out how the area will develop up to 2031.

Plus, the two councils are encouraging residents and land owners to tell them about previously developed land and buildings, known as brownfield land, which has the potential to be used for housing in the future.

This will help put together separate Brownfield Land Registers for each district.

North Devon Council is also asking residents to have their say helping to protect the character and appearance of Lee as part of a character appraisal of the village's conservation area.

North Devon Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, said: "Consultation is a really important part of the planning process and helps to inform the decisions and policies that we make. I would like to thank everyone who has come forward already on all of the consultations that we are carrying out at the moment we really appreciate the time taken and help with these projects. If you haven't had your say there's still time so let us know what you think."

Lead Member for planning at Torridge, Cllr Pete Watson added: "The modifications that are being put out for consultation relate to the parts of the Local Plan that the Inspector thought needed some changes during the hearing sessions last year. We are confident that the changes that are proposed address the issues that were raised and that they will enable the plan to move forward towards adoption."

Find out more and have your say on the plan as well as register a brownfield site at http://consult.torridge.gov.uk/portal.

The Lee Conservation Area Character Appraisal can be found at www.northdevon.gov.uk/consultations.