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 - Suspension Update

Following a suggestion from Mr Dixon of Savills for an extension to the suspension period until the end of April 2020 a request was submitted to the Examiner, Ms D. McCann.
The extension was suggested to enable Mr Dixon sufficient time to undertake a detailed viability analysis on the policy word change proposals submitted.

On 13/01/2020 Ms D McCann – Examiner for Strete Neighbourhood Plan formally agreed to an extension with the following:
On the basis that the Neighbourhood Plan Group feel that the outstanding issues can be resolved satisfactorily by the end of April 2020, I am prepared to suspend my examination for a further period until 30th of April 2020.
I am, however, not in a position to extend beyond that date.
It will be necessary to ensure that this revised timescale is publicised on South Hams District Council website and any other interested parties are informed.

Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD
Planning Consultant
CEDR accredited mediator

Scottish Themed Evening - Parish Hall Event

Strete Neighbourhood Plan - Suspension Update

From: Deborah McCann
Sent: 09 December 2019 10:32
To: Duncan Smith
Subject: Re: Suspension of the examination of the Strete Neighbourhood Development Plan

Dear Mr Smith
Following the suspension of my examination of the Strete NDP for an initial period of 6 months, I understand that it would be helpful if the suspension could be extended to the 31st of January 2020 to enable the negotiations regarding Policies SNP8: Development at Cox's Farm Field and SNP9: Principal Residency Requirement to come to a conclusion. I agree to the further extension to the 31st January 2020.
Kind regards

Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD
Planning Consultant
CEDR accredited mediator

New Defibrillator Installed

At last the long awaited installation of our new defibrillator into the old telephone box near the Post Office was completed last weekend by David Rothwell and Phil Cruse.
Phil refurbished the telephone box earlier in the year in readiness for the defibrillator.
Parish Councillor David secured a four year lease for the defibrillator that includes annual visits to the parish hall when training is provided for anyone interested in learning how it should be used.
Much appreciated guys .
The telephone box refurbishment costs and the defibrillator is funded by everyone in the the parish through the share of Council Tax awarded to the Parish Council by South Hams District Council.

New Project for Businesses in the South Hams

Are you a rural micro business or sole trader? Are you interested in shaping the future of business support? Then the Engaging Rural Micros project wants to work with you!
Engaging Rural Micros is a research trial to learn how to stimulate positive mindsets towards improving business efficiency.
Micro businesses, freelancers and sole traders (less than 10 employees) make up 90.1% of Devon’s rural economy*. Research suggests that there is a need for these rural micros to overcome their tendencies towards overworking, and increase time working on the business rather than in the business.
Are you a business owner who can relate to this? Is your dream to increase efficiency within your business, free up time, and reach that elusive ‘work-life balance’? Then get involved in this new research trial!
The trial will look at different ways of providing support to these businesses. All participating businesses will receive:

  • business monitoring for up to 12 months, completing three business analysis surveys over the course of the trial
  • a business insight report at the end of the project
  • information on the trial outcomes and future support
  • an invitation to an event at the end of the project, which will be a great networking opportunity for local businesses.

The trial will be based in rural areas of Devon (outside of settlements with a population over 10,000).

If you are a micro business owner, freelancer or sole trader, sign up online at or contact before the end of December 2019.

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