We submit the Draft Plan to Residents for their consideration and approval to proceed to the next stage.  The Neighbourhood Planning regulations require the proposed plan to be the subject of a 6-week minimum consultation period before it is submitted to the local authority (WDBC) for independent examination. The requirement includes the following:

  • publicise the plan in a manner which brings it to the attention of people who live, work or run businesses in the neighbourhood area. This should include details of the proposed Neighbourhood Plan, details of where and when it may be viewed, details on how to make comments on the plan and the date by which comments must be received (at least 6 weeks from the date on which it is first publicised).

  • consult statutory consultation bodies whose interests may be affected by the plan.

  • send a copy of the proposed plan to the local authority (WDBC). It is also advisable to consult any neighbouring local, town or parish councils, significant landowners, local businesses and local community organisations, such as chambers of commerce, civic societies and local trusts.

Any comments received from residents and other stakeholders will be considered and, where necessary, the proposed Neighbourhood Plan amended. We will have to prepare a brief report summarising comments received and describing if and how the plan has been modified in response to the issues raised.


We will:

  • publish the Plan on this website

  • publish the Plan on the Bere Ferrers Parish Council website

  • place it as printed copies in key public facilities in the Peninsula

  • send it via email to other stakeholders as indicated above





The Plan is in two volumes plus a Proposals Map.


From 31st January 2017 printed Library copies of the documents will be available to view at various locations within the Parish (in Bere Alston: Parish Council Office, Edgcumbe Hotel, Victoria Social Club, Bowling Club, Parish Hall, Hope Cottage, Doctors Surgery, United Reform and Holy Trinity Churches, and Hairdressers; in Bere Ferrers: Social Club, Church Hall, St. Andrew's Church, The Olde Plough Inn and Hairdressers) as well as numerous black and white duplicated copies in general circulation.


The Plan documents may also be viewed or downloaded in PDF format by clicking the links below.


Volume 1 - THE PLAN (0.6MB)




Volume 2 - APPENDIX (1.6MB)


The Consultation period will end on 15th March 2017 by which latter date any comments on the Plan must be received in order to be considered.




RESIDENTS of the Peninsula, local businesses and local organisations can comment

  • by completing a PAPER response form that will be available at the various consultation events to be held on the dates shown below at venues in the Peninsula

                     OR alternatively

  • on line by clicking this link to the COMMENTS FORM (link no longer available after 15th March). Just fill the form and click FINISH when done. Note that the software allows only one response per computer/device. It is important that you have read the Plan before starting an on line response, but you do not have to complete your response all in one session (see the Information notes at the beginning of the on line form). 


NOTE: After 15th March for reference purposes, sample copies of the comments forms referred to above can be seen under COMMENTS FORMS and NOTICES below.


STATUTORY BODIES: Separate arrangements are in place for consultation with relevant  organisations (e.g. utilities and government departments).






OTHER PUBLICITY items used for Second Public Consultation

CONSULTATION EVENTS - bullet points summary panels by sector