Gerston Point Retrospective Application – Update

Gerston Point Retrospective Application – Update

  The South Devon AONB Unit has concluded the Retrospective Application proposal would result in adverse impacts upon the purpose of designation for the South Devon AONB. The applicant has not demonstrated public or societal benefits that outweigh the harm that would...

Council Complaints Policy

  “Early warning of fundamental problems” A South Hams District Council policy paper about complaints notes: “Studies have shown that an organisation that truly welcomes, values and uses complaints to inspire and guide improvement will be more...

The Aims of the Planning System

  Aims of the planning system One of the key aims of the planning system is to balance private interests in the development of land against the wider public interest. In performing this role, planning necessarily affects land and property interests, particularly...