Parish Plan

Gittisham Parish Plan 2010

The latest version of the Parish Plan was published in 2010.

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Introduction to the Gittisham Parish Plan 2010

This plan is a profile of our parish and an analysis of our current and future needs and desires. It was produced from research conducted by the Parish Council in the Winter of 2009-10, together with an earlier survey carried out in 2005. By collecting the views of parishioners in a questionnaire and analysing the results, we have come up with a number of actions that, if implemented, will make Gittisham an even better place to live. The survey, and the plan, takes account of the differing nature of the two main settlement areas in the Parish: the Village and its surrounding small clusters of dwellings, and Gittisham Vale, a 1980’s development contiguous with Honiton.

The plan was formally adopted by Gittisham Parish Council at its meeting in July 2010. It will influence local government (parish council, East Devon District Council and Devon County Council) – for example, through supplementary planning guidance which gives the parish a bigger say in how it wants the village and surrounding areas to develop.

We hope that it will help to attract funding for projects that the parishioners support.

And it will provide information for residents, visitors and prospective residents.

We would like to thank all of those who helped us produce the final report and of course everyone who completed a questionnaire.


Within the questionnaire, there were opportunities for respondents to describe what they liked and didn’t like about the parish by choosing options or by entering free text in spaces provided. It is a combination of statistics and the many comments received that forms the basis of this report and actions outlined.