Forestry Commission Latest Guidance

Here is an updated version of the Forestry Commissions booklet “Tree Felling – getting permission”. This replaces the old ‘blue cover’ booklet with the same name and which many of you will be familiar with. It is a really clear explanation of how and when to apply for...

Pre-Application Openness And Transparency

Pre-application engagement by prospective applicants Pre-application engagement by prospective applicants with the Local Planning Authority is a normal part of the planning process. It offers significant potential to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of...

WOODLAND FELLING AT SEYMOUR DRIVE – A NATIONAL SCANDAL

WOODLAND FELLING AT SEYMOUR DRIVE – A NATIONAL SCANDAL  YOU CAN HELP  Seymour Drive is a residential area on a hill above the picturesque seaside town of Dartmouth in South Devon. It lies outside the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but is...

1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act.

The South Hams Society help to celebrate 70 years of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act. Didi Alayli, Chair of the South Hams Society and a member of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership Committee joined Roger English...

Publication of the Landscapes Review, 21 September 2019

  Just to let you know that the South Hams AONB Unit have announced  the publication of the Governments independent review into England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which is  available HERE Or via:...