East Devon's current consultations

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Welcome to East Devon District Council's first community engagement newsletter.

We are committed to putting local people at the heart of our decision-making and want to hear what residents and local businesses think about East Devon and what we, as your District Council, need to do in the future to benefit communities.

By subscribing to this newsletter, you will be kept informed about our current consultations, find out about upcoming consultations and review responses from past consultations.

All our public consultations take place on our Commonplace hub. Here you will find all our live consultations and will be able to share your thoughts on them.

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Current consultations

Council Plan 2023-2027 consultation

Council Plan consultation

If you have yet to get involved, we want to hear what you think about our draft Council Plan for 2023-2027 in order to shape the next version.

The consultation is split into four separate surveys which ask questions based on our four priority areas: better homes and communities for all; a greener East Devon; a resilient economy; and quality council services.

Do you agree with our four key priorities? Is there anything crucial we are missing?

Get involved before the consultation closes on Friday 19 January 2024.

Have your say

Housing Allocation Policy consultation

Housing Allocation Policy consultation

We have updated our Housing Allocation Policy to address housing needs and to make the best use of our housing stock.

Do you think our draft policy can be improved? Is there something crucial we are missing? Time is ticking to share your thoughts!

We will use the feedback to ensure that the policy succeeds in achieving the aims.

Help us match the right people with the right home by telling us what you think in our consultation before it closes on Monday 8 January 2024.

Share your thoughts

Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2023-2028

Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy consultation

We want to hear what you think about our plans for the future of homelessness and rough sleeping in East Devon.

We’ve been working really hard to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in our district for a number of years, and it continues to be a high priority for us.

There is still more work to do however. A lack of affordable housing, the cost of living crisis and potential loss of valuable support services are just some of the challenges we face.

To meet these challenges we are developing our new Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy. As a starting point, we’ve held a series of focus groups with staff and local partners and are now looking for your input to help shape the strategy.

What do you think about our strategy? Let us know in our consultation before it closes on Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Get involved

Cemetery Regulations consultation

Cemeteries Regulations consultation

If you are a residentelected memberbusiness or trade group in East Devon, we're after your views on the future of cemeteries in the District.

East Devon District Council provides and manages three cemeteries in Seaton, Sidbury and Sidmouth. Historically each cemetery had its own regulations and all three cemeteries have been extended in recent years. 

It is now intended that a single set of regulations will apply to all three cemeteries. 

What do you think about this? Join others in sharing your thoughts.

The consultation will close on Monday 22 January 2024.

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