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Bovey Neighbourhood Plan

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Bovey Neighbourhood Plan consultation

Purpose of This Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to ask if you agree with the Vision and Objectives that the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) Steering Group has drafted for Bovey Tracey Parish, based on the results of the survey completed by 1240 residents and local business people in March. The responses were independently analysed by Catalyst and their report has been on the Town Council website and in the library since July.

A Vision for Bovey Tracey Parish

Your survey responses gave the NP clear guidelines as to how you want the Parish to be in the future, and a draft Vision statement has been drawn up for you to consider and comment on.


With the help of community volunteers, the Steering Group studied the results of the March survey and considered what could be realistically attained. They developed a number of draft objectives for you to examine and comment on in this present consultation.

How to Express your Opinions

When you attend one of the consultation meetings, you will be given a response form on which to indicate whether you agree or disagree with the Vision and each Objective. In each case there will also be space for your comments.

How to Comment Online

The Vision and Objectives will be available online for you to see and comment on and you will be able to navigate easily to them from the homepage of the Town Council website (  However, if you can possibly attend a meeting we urge you to do so, as you will have the opportunity to chat to Steering Group members.

Community Consultation Venues, Dates and Times

Baptist Church Hall : Sat 3rd Nov, 10 am – 1 pm

Dartmoor Distillery (the old Town Hall) : Wed 7th Nov, 4 – 7 pm

Heathfield Community Centre : Tues 13th Nov, 4 – 7 pm

Residents and business representatives are welcome to any of the above presentations. (Sorry, we realise that the publication date of The Cottage is such that you may not have received your copy until after the first consultation. We hope you have seen the other publicity around town. The bar will be open in the Distillery, on the following Wednesday, which should make for a pleasant evening debating the Neighbourhood Plan.)

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