National Park Bid

Following the publication of its 2012 Designation Strategy, Natural England is carrying out a strategic review of the extent and diversity of existing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks (NPs) to establish whether there is potential scope...

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

It appears that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) could help us in our efforts to protect the local environment and to prevent or mitigate development that is inappropriate or poorly thought through. The rules are fairly difficult to understand if one has no...

Record of discussion between SHDC and SHS

Present: SHDC – Steve Jorden, Ross Kennerley South Hams Society – Vivien Napper, John Chalmers   The South Hams Society wishes to raise the points below concerning the District Council’s planning processes:   1. Describe the Society and the Bulletin...

Planning Applications

This page logs representations made on recent planning applications and appeals (latest on top).  It does not necessarily include all representations made as some are handwritten. Salcombe – land at Baptist Lane – demolition of garages and erection of two...

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan

The Society submitted the following response to the July 2016 consultation: Response of the South Hams Society to the consultation on a new local plan for Plymouth, West Devon and the South Hams As a comment on process, the consultation period of six weeks over the...

AONB Designation History

The combined history of the North and South Devon AONBs, reproduced below with his permission, was written by Ray Woolmore, who was a Senior Planning Officer with the Countryside Commission/Agency from 1968-99. He is currently a National Association of Areas of...