The Local Plan contains policies which set out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable within the National Park. It is the first consideration when making a decision on a planning application and is therefore an important document. It is currently being reviewed as a lot has changed since the current Plan was adopted. Dartmoor National Park has now completed the first draft of the revised Local Plan and it was published on Monday 3rd December. This is the start of a 9-week consultation period. During this time it can be viewed online at www.dartmoor.gov.uk/localplanreview. In Buckfastleigh it will be available to view on paper at the Town Hall and in the library. The Town Hall offices are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. There will also be a public drop-in event to find out more about the consultation and chat about the Local Plan. For this area, it will take place at the Ashburton Christmas Fayre on Thursday 6th December from 4 pm to 7 pm.