Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Exmouth Town Council’s Planning Committee meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Exmouth Town Council is a statutory consultee on all Planning applications pertaining to the parish of Exmouth but not responsible for determining planning applications.
That responsibility lies with the Local Planning Authority (East Devon District Council). We have delegated authority for tree applications and advertising consent.
It is our intention that the Town Council will continue to provide feedback to the Local Planning Authority on all Planning matters for which we are consulted. This will be done via co-ordinated telephone and email communication between members of the Planning Committee, its Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the Town Clerk so that responses are submitted within the statutory 21-day consultation period afforded to the Town Council.
It is of course vital that the views of the community are fully understood and considered before any decisions on planning applications are made and the issues relating to public meetings do not prevent individuals from making their views known to the Local Planning Authority (East Devon District Council) via its website or by representation to your District (Ward) Councillors who are there to represent the views of the community.