Selworthy Appeal – Press Release

 PRESS RELEASE – SELWORTHY COURTThe South Hams Society Private development plan for 18 houses in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty refused.Members of the South Hams Society, a local charity which works to protect and enhance the natural beauty and...

Selworthy Appeal Success

                                        Excellent news – Selworthy Appeal Decision.  The South Hams Society vigorously opposed the proposal to build 18 houses in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary....

Trees – The Big Picture!

      Forest cover in the UK  – The big picture   1 Key points World forest cover is around 30 per cent   The UK is one of the least wooded areas of Europe, with 13 per cent woodland cover (Forestry Commission 2011) compared to around 37 per...

Council Declare Climate Emergency

Declaring a Climate Change Emergency   Producing An Action Plan and Working Together This includes working with Devon County, Teignbridge District and other Devon councils and their partners as part of the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group. In response to...

Trees Saved!

 ‘Dear Salcombe Members of SHS’ It’s great to be able to share some good news and to thank those responsible on your behalf – please see below.The new SHS Committee sees protecting the remaining trees in Salcombe as a real priority. You can...

Semour Drive Dartmouth – Update

 Strategic planning consultation response The local and wider South Hams community have reacted to the loss of woodland by strenuously opposing the development plans for the cleared hillside at Seymour Drive, Dartmouth. So it is encouraging to see this consultation...