Public consultation on a new version of the Torquay Harbour Area Action Plan gets underway today (Monday, November 8).
The plan, going by the snappy acronym THAAP, will provide a framework for the regeneration, conservation and enhancement of the harbour area of the town up to 2026.
Central to this plan is the need to address the economic performance of Torquay, broadening the range of services available for residents and visitors and ensuring the present momentum for positive change can be sustained during the difficult economic climate.
It sets out how the aspects which make the Harbour area special can be conserved, establishes design and environmental quality expectations and provides a framework for how the Mayor’s Vision projects within this area can be accommodated.
During the formal consultation stage, any representations should focus on whether the document has been prepared in accordance with the planning regulations and whether it is sound. The council has prepared a guide to assist consultees on how to make their views during this Regulation 27 stage in the planning process.
The consultation period runs from Monday, November 8 to Friday, December 17. The plan and its supporting documents can be inspected on the Torbay Council Local Development Framework page.
Torbay Council is encouraging residents and the local community to make their representations on-line. Written comments will also be accepted, and these should be addressed to THAAP, Spatial Planning, Torbay Council, Floor 2, Roebuck House, Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5TF.
The plan and all supporting documents can be inspected during the six-week consultation period at Roebuck House, Torbay Council Connections offices and libraries in Torbay.