The Society has bid for National Park status for the South Devon AONB - read the text here
The Avon at Aveton Gifford (photo by Peter Javes)
A quick guide.....
The Society's objectives are:
To stimulate interest and care for the beauty, history and character of the South Hams.
To encourage high standards of planning and architecture that respect the character of the South Hams.
To secure the protection and improvement of the landscape, features of historic interest and public amenity.
To promote the conservation of the South Hams as a living, working environment.
We publish four bulletins a year. Any issue since 2007 can be downloaded from About/Bulletins.
The Events page currently includes information on beach cleans and social events for 2013, and an Any Questions?.
Current topics will usually be covered in the notes on committee meetings under About.
We take the South Devon AONB very seriously. The pages under Protected Areas are intended to increase people's knowledge and appreciation of the AONB and the other designated areas. The appeal decision on Pine Cottage, Salcombe, is encouraging - see Planning/Applications. The workshops planned for the next AONB management plan are at Events.
SHDC's Masterplanning SPD is a source of concern. See the page under Planning. There are also new pages on Environmental Impact Assessment and the Siting of Renewables in Devon.
Since the beginning of 2012 the Society has commented on planning applications in Bantham, Brixham, Buckland Tout Saints, Chivelstone, Dartington, Frogmore & Sherford,Halwell & Moreleigh, Harberton, Kingsbridge, Loddiswell, Malborough, Modbury, Newton & Noss, North Huish, Salcombe, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham, Strete and Woodleigh. The texts are at Planning/Applications.