A PUBLIC consultation period will shortly take place into the Crediton Town Masterplan which aims to support the evolution and development of Crediton town centre.

LHC and Timms Consulting Ltd has been working with Mid Devon District Council (MDDC) carrying out initial consultation throughout the Summer and Autumn of 2023 to produce a draft town centre masterplan.

They will next week hold the second consultation session in Crediton at which the public will be invited to comment.

The consultation event will take place at the Boniface Centre on Wednesday, January 17 and run from 4pm to 7pm.

MDDC says it values the input from the public about the Crediton Masterplan which sets out a series of themes which identify and outline potential projects to support the future evolution of Crediton town centre.

It says this second session will build on previous consultation work sharing the draft masterplan.

The council would like the public’s help to finalise this draft plan which will enable it to be adopted by Mid Devon District Council in mid-2024.

The consultation on this draft plan will run from Monday, January 15 until Monday, February 26.

Those unable to attend the consultation are advised that the information boards will be available for viewing following the event at Crediton Town Council Offices and will be available throughout the six-week consultation period.

There will also be opportunities to comment online via Mid Devon District Council’s Community Hub: https://letstalk.middevon.gov.uk/crediton-masterplan and via paper copies if required.

The final plan will be adopted as a supplementary planning document and it will be a material consideration in determining planning applications.

The aim of this masterplan is to provide a clear strategy ensuring that Crediton Town centre meets its full potential as an attractive, vibrant, and sustainable place with a strong economic function, now and into the future.

The role of the masterplan is to provide principles and strategies that bring together the design and future delivery of development, public realm improvements, green infrastructure, and active travel and transport projects in Crediton.

This will be the public’s last chance to influence the plan and to help shape the future of Crediton.