‘Latest’ Tree Guidance from SHDC

LATEST GUIDANCE ON TREES FROM SOUTH HAMS DISTRICT COUNCIL  To establish if trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders or arise within Conservation Areas prior to undertaking works, you can quickly answer your enquiry by using our interactive mapping system at: Is...

Homes Under The Planner!

Homes Under The Hammer host Martin Roberts has had his dreams of building a new home in Dartmouth dashed by the town council. The BBC television presenter unveiled his vision at a planning meeting earlier this week, even taking a model of the proposed development...

Red Alert Warning – Selcombe & Kingsbridge Estuary

  In his report to SHDC objecting to the Chillington development proposals, Leslie  Pengelly notes that the Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary, which has gone from being progressively more polluted by raw solid sewage in the mid-sixties, as house building ballooned...

Healthy Sweet Chestnut Trees Felled

 A year ago the Forestry Commission condemned almost two hundred Sweet Chestnut trees in ancient woodland in East Allington, from evidence gained by aeriel hotography alone. They have not provided details of how many trees were tested for Phytophthora in the field ,by...

Protecting The South Hams

 Decisions, decisions! Every Planning Application, Appeal or Public Inquiry is unique and must be assessed on its merits. Past cases do however provide planning guidance to all those interested in protecting or improving our natural or built environment. Here are...

Next Beach Cleans

Just a reminder that the next beach cleans are: Saturday, 14th September – Soar Mill Cove  (Sunglasses and tanning lotion for this one!)Volunteers should meet in the car park behind the hotel at 14.00 hrs. It is nearly a quarter of a mile walk down to the beach...