Press Release on Gerston Point – 12th April 2020

When South Hams District Council refused the first retrospective application for the unlawful developments – an outsized garage, tennis court and skate park – at Gerston Point last September, the Case officer found that: ‘The development represents an...

SHDC announcement – COVID-19

We don’t need to tell you that the Country is currently in the middle of a massive public health and economic crisis, the like of which has not been seen in peacetime in modern times. We both want to assure you that South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough...

Perceptions of landscape value.. Have your say!

An invitation to take part in a national survey.. As part of a wider project on pollinators, the NFU has been working with the University of Huddersfield to develop an online survey into how farmers and the wider public value the way the countryside looks and how it...

INSPIRATIONAL FARMING AT CHALLONS COMBE

    INSPIRATIONAL FARMING AT CHALLONS COMBE – Reporting back from the SHS first Farm Briefing of 2020. Worries about climate change, and a desire to increase the biodiversity of, not only the world but also our own backyards, has led to the huge...

Protecting and Promoting Devon’s World Class Hedges

Devon’s hedges are world class! They are of great historical importance, define the county’s beautiful farmed landscapes, and support an immense amount of wildlife. The Devon Hedge Group helps people to appreciate and understand this. Our aim is to ensure that Devon’s...