In this issue: we look at why the five year review of our Joint local Plan has been delayed; the threat the proposed Combined County Authority poses to local control over planning matters; why and where 'enforcement needs to be enforced'; the latest published sewage spills data and our ‘Bottom 30’ worst polluting locations; changing priorities in protected landscapes; Permitted Development Consultation outcome; and Planning issues including the proposed Baltic Wharf development

In this issue: we report on South West Water's scandalous proposed standalone scheme to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the lower part of Kingsbridge town; we worry about rumoured changes to Permitted Development Rights in protected landscapes; we still have Freeport concerns; examine the ecological and environmental importance of the South Hams saltmarshes; look at problems with enforcement; wonder why we can't be told whether planning officers have made site visits; reveal a conflict that has arisen between a Planning Inspector and South Hams District Council in their reading and interpretation of the General Permitted Development Orders; along with much more.

In this issue: the great K5 giveaway revealed; an explanation at last as to why the boundary of the Freeport is where it is; planning by remote control; why, despite Wildfish, the government's Storm Overflows Plan remains lawful; how landowners are profiting from Permitted Development; why the Loddiswell pre-app is lacking in authority; Dartmouth Road, East Allington: Unnecessary, Unsustainable, Unwanted; ‘It couldn’t happen here ...’ rediscovered; 'Sore Thumbs!'