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.
The six-week regulation 14 consultation phase of the draft neighbourhood plan closed at midday on 3rd April 2018.
29 of the 60 list of bodies and organisations invited to respond to the draft plan acknowledged receiving it. 7 submitted a response.
Approximately 300 summaries of the draft plan were hand delivered to properties in the parish together with 300 feedback forms.
47 feedback forms were returned by post or email – almost 16%.
An analysis of the feedback forms received shows a 92% overall support for the policies in the draft plan. In particular:
Policy SNP9: Housing Development Site at Cox’s Farm Fields received 70% support
Policy SNP13: Open Space at Cox’s Farm Fields received 77% support.
37 formal comments were received of which 21 proposed various reasons why the development site should be in the upper area of Cox’s Farm Fields.
The remainder supported the draft plan or sought clarification on policy wording.
The number of feedback forms and comments received is about the number that could reasonably be expected to be returned - enough to demonstrate that we have consulted effectively but not so many that the process becomes unwieldy.
These are now being incorporated into a register as required by the regulations.
Lee Bray (our consultant) will prepare draft responses to each comment received for Steering Group members to review before they are submitted to SHDC.
SHDC advised the following in respect of comments on the draft plan on 17th April 2018:
‘We now have draft comments from the specialist on this but we now have to circulate these to the delegated authority, the deadline for additional comments is the 26th April, I will try to send you the comments ASAP after this date.’
This will result in the response process being delayed until June assuming the comments from SHDC are received by 26th April.
This delay is very disappointing as it is important to keep the momentum moving forward to retain community interest and involvement in the process.
TWO OPEN MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE PARISH HALL
ON WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2018 FROM 3PM TO 5PM AND 7:30PM TO 9:30PM
Details of the Strete Draft Neighbourhood Plan will be presented to the Community by
Members of the Steering Group and the Planning and Regeneration Consultant.
This is YOUR Neighbourhood Plan
Your support is IMPORTANT
Everyone is welcome
Strete Draft Neighbourhood Plan is now available for everyone to read.
The Regulation 14 Consultation phase starts at noon on 19th February for six weeks until noon on 3rd April.
Please open the link for full details. Regulation 14 Consultation Phase
The plan and all supporting evidence can be viewed online at www.strete.org.uk/neighbourhood/the-plan
This is the culmination of almost three years of hard work and commitment from members of the Steering Group together with the technical and professional support of our consultants Lee Bray and Richard Boyt.
Steering Group members have taken on board the comments and aspirations expressed by the community in the household questionnaire and shaped the plan to meet these in accordance with regulation requirements of the Localism Act 2011.
Your Steering Group would like to know your comments and views on the plan.
A Feedback Form is available at Feedback Form
This is your plan. Your support is important. Please complete and return the feedback form.
The Joint Local Plan examination hearings start at the end of this month.
Confirmed dates at Follaton for the hearings are 27th and 28th February.
Morning sessions are from 10am and afternoon sessions from 2pm.
The sessions are open for anyone to come along and watch.
Only those who made representations during the final consultation
of the plan have a right to participate.
South Hams District Councillors and Dr Sarah Wollaston MP have successfully lobbied parliament for funding to help communities affected by second home ownership.
Open the attached for more details.