SHS Members – Newsletter August 2020

We hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer. It’s been a while since we were last in touch. June and July were busy months preparing for our AGM alongside our regular planning work. Many thanks to those of you who wrote letters of objection to the District...

The Benefits of ponds

DIG PONDS TO TREBLE NUMBER OF RARE SPECIES, EXPERTS URGE Emma Gatten, Environment Editor of The Daily Telegraph, has today reported on the findings of researchers who have been monitoring a network of 20 clean-water ponds over a six square mile area of farmland in...

A good time to end speculation

Whilst recognising that all local authorities are hard pressed for funds these days, the South Hams Society has been concerned about our own District Council’s efforts to raise money from property investment. We were publicly critical of the Council’s poorly...

GERSTON POINT … continued

  You will probably remember the controversial unauthorised two-storey garage, tennis court and skateboard bowl, built without planning permission at Gerston Point in the heart of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within the designated...