Neighbourhood Plan


UPDATE – September 2023

The Referendum was held on 7th September 2023 and was voted in with 1042 Yes votes.

Thank you to everyone who supported it.

Final Documents can be found at:

July 2023: The Braunton Neighbourhood Plan has now been reviewed by the Independent Examiner Andrew Ashcroft – he concludes ‘On the basis of the findings in this report I recommend to North Devon Council that
subject to the incorporation of the modifications set out in this report the Braunton
Neighbourhood Development Plan should proceed to referendum
‘ (8.3).


Love Braunton members have played an integral part in creating the draft Braunton Parish Neighbourhood Plan over the last few years. We believe this Plan, once formally adopted, will play an essential role in the future development of Braunton Parish. Having gathered input from residents, it contains our aspirations for the village, and sets standards for future developments with its contents becoming a statutory part of planning.

The Draft Documents can be viewed at:

Following the public consultation, which ran earlier in the year, we are pleased to now present the Braunton Community Survey Report compiled by Devon Communities Together July 22 (it may take a minute to load)

This Plan affects all who live and work in Braunton Parish – if you have any questions please contact us at

Please let others know about it – thank you.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

It is a local community’s Statutory development plan whose policies carry real “weight” in the planning process.

The Plan contains the detailed local policies that are specific to its designated area which are used by planning applicants and by local authority planning officers.

What can a Neighbourhood Plan do?

As the illustration below shows the Neighbourhood Plan once adopted is a key part of the planning process.

Braunton Parish is the formally designated area for the Neighbourhood Plan

Love Braunton and Braunton’s Neighbourhood Plan

Love Braunton is an active partner in the development of Braunton Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan – an ongoing activity that is in line with our constitutional aim of developing, implementing and maintaining a Neighbourhood Plan for our area.

Georgeham Parish Council has recently finalised their Neighbourhood Plan 2021 – 2031, see:

Please contact us if you want to know more.