Sticklepath Beat their Bounds
Oct20

Sticklepath Beat their Bounds

Around 50 local people recently gathered at the playing field to walk the boundary of Sticklepath Parish. This was the fourth time the boundary had been beaten since Sticklepath Parish was created in the late 1980s. The true boundary follows routes which aren’t designed for walking on – such as the centre of the River Taw, the central reservation of the A30 and the centre of the main road from Whitehouse Services to Sticklepath....

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Overwhelming public support for rewilding plans
Oct16

Overwhelming public support for rewilding plans

A recent consultation held by South Hams District Council, has had overwhelming public support for its plans to increase biodiversity and wildlife value by at least 10%. The proposals to rewild some of the 50 hectares (Ha) of council-owned land are part of the Council’s commitment to stop biodiversity loss. The Council had a huge response to the consultation with over 1,000 respondents, with almost all replying positively (97%) in...

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West Devon Borough Council unanimously adopts its 20-year vision for the Borough
Oct15

West Devon Borough Council unanimously adopts its 20-year vision for the Borough

ADMIRING THE VIEW AT BURRATOR © KATE BRIMACOMBE For many months, West Devon Borough Council has been developing a vision for the future and delivery plans for the next three years, setting out its priorities and the actions it will take. Following a summer of consultation and a recommendation from the Hub Committee, the Plan was formally adopted by the full council at the end of September. The plan highlights a number of projects and...

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Devon and Cornwall receive a share of £23.5m to tackle violence against women
Oct15

Devon and Cornwall receive a share of £23.5m to tackle violence against women

Alison Hernandez – DCC Police and Crime Commissioner Two areas in Devon and Cornwall have received a share of £23.5m to help prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG). Plymouth has been awarded £512,000 from the Government’s Safer Streets fund, while Falmouth in Cornwall has received more than £33,000. The successful bids were announced on 3rd October, after submissions were made by Plymouth City Council and Cornwall...

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Can Gove fix the planning system?
Oct15

Can Gove fix the planning system?

By Penny Mills, Devon CPRE Director In this month’s column, Devon CPRE Director Penny Mills asks if we dare pin our hopes on the new Housing Minister. Boris Johnson’s conference pledge that new houses should not be built on ‘green fields’ signals a softening in the seismic planning overhaul proposed by the Government last summer. Michael Gove’s appointment as the new Housing Minister is another sign that a change of strategy is...

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