The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP) is being prepared by the councils for East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and Teignbridge plus Devon County Council.
Consultation on a draft version of the plan was due to begin in June this year, as part of a timetable towards adoption in December 2021.
However, the exercise was postponed after the May elections, which saw changes of administration at Teignbridge, East Devon and Mid Devon councils.
A report due to be considered by East Devon councillors next week states: "With changes in administration arising from the recent elections it has been necessary to ensure that the GESP is proceeding in a way and on a timetable which continues to meet the objectives of the four councils."
Lead officers and members at the five authorities have since agreed the following proposed revised plan timetable:
- Draft Policies and Site Options - June 2020
- Draft Plan - November 2020
- Submission Draft - February 2022
- Submission - July 2022
- Examination - September 2022
- Adoption - April 2023
The proposed changes to the timetable must now be agreed by the constituent authorities.
In September last year, a consultation on the GESP was delayed after East Devon councillors refused to endorse a draft of the plan.
In May, three of the councils involved in the plan's preparation were awarded £750,000 by the government to develop plans for a 20,000-home 'garden community' in and around Exeter.
A feature examing how joint strategic plans are progressing across England, including Greater Exeter, and the obstacles that they face can be found here.