Appeal decision – Millbay Cottage – appeal refused

 Following serious planning objections from the South Hams Society and local residents, the Planning Inspector has decided that the ‘Millbay Cottage’ Appeal is dismissed. The decision  followed the Council’s refusal to grant planning permission to...

Gerston Point – Retrospective Planning Permision Refused

 GERSTON POINT – RETROSPECTIVE PLANNING PERMISSION REFUSED South Hams District Council, following advice from their professional planning officers, and objections from the Parish Council, local residents and the South Hams Society, have refused to grant...

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...

Volunteer Membership Secretary – The South Hams Society

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP SECRETARYThe South Hams Society is a registered charity. Its aims are to promote interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the South Hams, to protect and improve the landscape and help ensure high planning...