Residents invited to be part of the new Northam Neighbourhood Plan

Residents are being asked to give their views on the future development of Northam, Westward Ho! and Appledore.

Northam Town Council has decided to create a Neighbourhood Plan to cover where and how new developments will take place in the area and in Orchard Hill.

It will look at design standards and housing types that take precedence over existing policies in the Local Plan for the neighbourhood - provided the Neighbourhood Plan policies do not conflict with the strategic policies in the Local Plan.

Safeguarding sites of historical and environmental importance will also form part of the plan.

Leaflets/questionnaires are being distributed to each household by the town council to find out what is a priority for residents.

The development will be led by a steering group and the council is seeking two residents from Northam and two from Orchard Hill to be part of the group.

Contact Northam Town Council at 1 Windmill Lane, EX39 1BY, call 01237 474976 or email townclerk@northamtowncouncil.gov.uk if you wish to take part.