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.
Beach cleans and the social programme for 2015 are at Events.
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. If the protected landscape matters to you, you should look at the two items highlighted at the top of this page.
SHDC's new local plan - called 'Our Plan' - is a source of concern because it is making so little progress and because there is as yet little of substance for the public to consider. The Society's comments are here.
Since the beginning of 2012 the Society has commented on planning applications in Bantham, Brixham, Buckland Tout Saints, Chivelstone, Dartington, Dean Prior, Frogmore & Sherford,Halwell & Moreleigh, Harberton, Kingsbridge, Loddiswell, Malborough, Modbury, Newton & Noss, North Huish, Rattery, Salcombe, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham, Strete, Wembury and Woodleigh. The texts are at Planning/Applications.