Torquay's community led plan for the next 20 years

The community’s opportunity to shape the future of Torquay

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The Torquay Neighbourhood Forum meet regularly to consider planning and other issues relevant to the towns development. Find out about current issues we're involved with and upcoming meetings.

Our framework for action

Torbay Council is the Local Planning Authority for the area of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Torbay’s Community Partnerships were established by the Torbay Strategic Partnership in September 2004. Each Community Partnership has the following Aim and Objectives under the Constitution last reviewed and revised in March 2011.


To bring together local people to add value and achieve a better quality of life for the local community.


  • To promote the economic, social, health and environmental well-being of the Community within each Partnership area;
  • To provide an opportunity for local people to influence local decision making;
  • To encourage openness and transparency amongst statutory agencies and provide an opportunity for local people to influence the priorities and services of these agencies;
  • To improve community leadership for the benefit of the whole area;
  • To improve democratic participation by local people;
  • To develop area plans to benefit the local community and Torbay as a whole.

The express purpose of the Torquay Neighbourhood Forum will be to promote or improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of Torquay through those objectives and those in section 3 (read the full constitution below).


Read the full Constitution