Strete, Devon Strete

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Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.

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Strete Neighbourhood Plan - Update

Following the Exploratory Meeting held at Strete Parish Hall on Tuesday 11th of June 2019 the examination of Strete Neighbourhood Plan is suspended for an initial period of 6 months from the date of the meeting to provide opportunity for the Neighbourhood Plan Group to meet and discuss the objection to the allocation of the Cox's Farm Field for residential development. At the end of the 6 month period the examiner will consult on the progress made with regard to Policies SNP 8 Development at Cox's Farm Field and SNP 9 Principal Residency Requirement and will consider whether to extend the period of suspension or recommence examination of the plan as submitted.

Strete Neighbourhood Plan


Examiner's procedural note:
Request for an Exploratory Meeting for the Strete Neighbourhood Development Plan.

From my examination of the plan and the representations made on it I have come to the view that I require an exploratory meeting in order to come to a reasoned conclusion on the extent to which the plan meets the basic conditions as set out in paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (introduced by Schedule 10 of the Localism Act 2011)

More specifically I wish to explore in detail, with a representative of the Qualifying Body, South Hams District Council and a representative of the owner of Cox's Field regarding issues arising from the plan in connection with the delivery of housing across the plan period.

The exploratory meeting will commence at 2:00pm on Tuesday 11th of June 2019 at:-
Strete Parish Hall, Hynetown Road, Strete.

Please send all correspondence to:
Duncan Smith
Neighbourhood Planning Officer
South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Tel: 01803 861178

Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD
Planning Consultant
NPIERS Examiner
CDER accredited mediator

Strete Village Day Planning

Government Coastal Revival Funding for Exercise Tiger Tank and Obelisk

Heritage sites in Torcross and Slapton have won funding through grants from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
Following a bid by the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and South Hams District Council (SHDC) in July 2018, the team were awarded grant funding.

The funding will be used for the restoration of the much-loved coastal heritage sites, the Exercise Tiger D Day tank at Torcross and the obelisk at Slapton. SHDC, along with the AONB, are part of the Slapton Line Partnership (SLP); a group of partner agencies who work to protect Slapton and its surrounding area.

The Partnership has been awarded £44,380 for the renovation of the tank memorial at Torcross. Funds will also be used to move the D Day obelisk and plinth, which commemorates Exercise Tiger, to protect it from the encroaching sea. The obelisk will be moved away from the sea which caused so much destruction to the A379 road following the Beast from the East in March 2018.

Nicky Bailey from the AONB, said: “The evacuation of South Hams villages and the D-Day practices are an important part of the area’s history. We’re delighted the grant has been awarded; it will ensure that people will be able to appreciate these memorials in years to come.”

During May, the Slapton Line Partnership and SHDC will be looking to sit down with the key stakeholders to provide more information and detailed plans.

Alan Denbigh, Chairman for the Slapton Line Partnership, said: “Colleagues in the South Devon AONB and South Hams District Council have worked with the Slapton Line Partnership to help us successfully bid for funds which will go towards preserving and enhancing two key and prominent monuments along the Slapton Line.”

Parish Council Election

Strete Parish Council Election.
Click Strete Parish Councillors for details of who has been elected in an uncontested election to represent the community of Strete as a Parish Councillor.
The Parish Council provides a voice for the community to express their views and ideas to help shape the future sustainability of Strete village and the surrounding parish area.
The Parish Council invites you to their monthly meetings to give you the opportunity to tell them what is important to you.
What facilities would you like to see the precept payment from SHDC to the Parish Council spent on?

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