PLANS to shape the future development in Ipplepen are expected to be rubber-stamped by the district council.

The Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan has already received the approval of villagers with a referendum coming out at 78 per cent in favour.

Having spent several years in the making, the plan passed examination by an independent panel before going to the referendum in May this year which saw a 44 per cent turnout. 

If Teignbridge District Council gives the thumbs up, Ipplepen Parish Council will benefit to the tune of £130,000 more cash to spent on community projects. 

Introducing the plan will mean 25 per cent of Community Infrastructure Levy money, collected from housing development within Ipplepen Parish, will be passed to the parish council for them to spend on community priorities. 

Until now, that has been 15per cent and the difference has been kept by Teignbridge Council to put towards infrastructure improvements across the district. 

Over the next 10 years, estimates indicate that CIL money generated in Ipplepen could amount to around £1.3million, meaning that at least £130,000 more could be passed to the parish council. 

The plan originates from Ipplepen’s designation as a parish in 2015 when the parish council and the Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group began work on the Neighbourhood Plan. 

The development of the plan came from extensive community and stakeholder engagement, formally and informally throughout the process. 

The Neighbourhood Plan contains a range of locally produced policies, to help guide the decision-making process.

Once the Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’ it formally becomes part of the Development Plan for the parish, alongside the Teignbridge Local Plan and Devon County Minerals and Waste Plans, and will have a significant role in decision-making on planning applications within the parish.

Teignbridge Council’s executive committee meets on June 6.