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Other Planning Documents

This page includes documents on general planning matters.  For responses to specific applications go to the Planning applications page. The following letter from Richard Howell, who is a member of the Society, appeared in the Kingsbridge Gazette of 13/03/13: Three topics dominated discussion when South Hams Council met at Follaton House recently. The proposed 3.5 per cent increase in council...

Proposed Wind Turbine at Winslade Farm, Frogmore

Planning application 43/2567/13/F, submitted to SHDC in November 2013, sought approval for a wind turbine and its associated infrastructure at SX776419, on Winslade Farm, Frogmore. It would supply electricity to the farm. Hub height would be 24.6m, tip height 34.2m. SHDC’s Development Management Committee gave approval in May 2014 but it was challenged on legal grounds. SHDC accepted that...

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 for future new designations.  The South Hams Society has submitted a bid for consideration.  It is reproduced below. Extension of...

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 planning experience. I have no such experience, or knowledge, so the note below is offered with the usual caveats. Any corrections or...

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 article that gave rise to the meeting. The membership and activities of the Society were described. Steve Jorden said that the...

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 dwellings. (SHDC reference 0877/17) Status – not yet decided      Details here The Society e-mailed SHDC as follows on  13...

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 holiday period is too short. This is particularly worrying given that people in the South Hams felt they had not been properly...

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