This is the website of the Milton Abbot, Chillaton and Kelly Neighbourhood Planning Team, known as the MACKPlan team.  

We are a group of local residents helping to  prepare a Neighbourhood  Plan for our area.  The team use this site to make their work publicly available and to invite feedback on their progress.

What is a Neighbourhood  Plan and what will it do?

In 2014, Milton Abbot Grouped Parish Council and Kelly Parish Meeting agreed to create a neighbourhood  plan covering their combined areas. Its purpose is to give local people greater control over what kind of development takes place in their area, where it is and what it looks like.

The Borough Council will have to take MACKPlan into account when it decides on planning applications.  But, because MACKPlan will have that legal status, there are rules about what it can cover.

  • It must reflect relevant national and local planning policies and contain proposals for the provision of the indicative number of new homes specified in the Joint Local Plan which covers West Devon as well, as other neighbouring planning authorities.
  • It must be based on what local people want and be approved by them in a referendum.
  • As well as influencing new development, it is about maintaining successful, sustainable communities and protecting and enhancing the special character of our area.

In 2017 a questionnaire was circulated to residents asking for their views on development and other related topics.

To find out what local residents thought about the issues raised in the questionnaire, please go to the Residents Questionnaire page.

Due to a number of the original team members being no longer able to continue the team was restructured at the beginning of 2019. We now have a strong team determined to progress this important work.

We aim to keep the local community involved with our progress and WE NEED YOUR VIEWS TO STEER OUR PROPOSALS. In the near future we will be attending a number of local events and holding public meetings. These will be aimed at explaining our progress and getting your input.

If you want to keep up to date as we progress, then please click on the 'Contact us' button at the top of this page and join the mailing list for our email newsletters.

Support provided by the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality in association with RTPI/Planning Aid England and partners, available through the My Community Rights website.