Latest News on Seymour Drive

Do you remember the devastated woodland just outside Dartmouth? Residents of Seymour Drive have been in touch with the Society to update us: “Anthony Mangnall MP has taken an interest in the happenings on the land to the North of Seymour Drive.  He has been in...

Capton Wood – Latest in a Series of Unlawful Wood Clearances

Last year the South Hams Society helped to support a resident’s group in the wake of the illegal wood clearance in Seymour Drive on the edge of Dartmouth. As the landowner brought forward planning application after planning application in an effort to develop the...

Good news for Ilton Copse near Blanksmill

This ancient copse which was felled by the landowner in late March has now been permanently protected by a blanket TPO thanks in no small part to our online campaign. According to the tree officer at SHDC: “We received positive support which was helpful, and...
SHDC calls for heavier fines for Planning breaches

SHDC calls for heavier fines for Planning breaches

The South Hams Society is very pleased to hear that South Hams District Council has passed a motion to lobby central government for stronger sanctions against breaches of planning law, including unauthorised damage and felling of trees.  This is a much-needed proposal...