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.
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.
At the meeting on Monday 4th April, 12 members worked very industriously in
teams of 3 to start the process of recording the responses on the survey forms.
Each team had 30 response forms.
By following the agreed recording procedure, each team worked their way through the forms and the majority of the information on all 4 batches of 30 forms was completed by 10pm.
That represents about half of the forms received.
Another meeting has been arranged for Monday 11th April starting at 7pm, when it is hoped the remaining forms can be completed
All available volunteers are requested to attend for as long as they can to help with the recording process.
The results will be summarised once all have been completed and then publicised through the website, newsletter and public notice boards.
It is hoped that this will be completed by 25th April to allow the Steering Group to review and discuss the results in readiness for a Community Consultation Meeting provisionally planned for 9th May.
The Prize Draw for the Household Survey took place on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall.
480 Household Survey forms were delivered to properties in the parish.
In total 224 response forms were counted from the Ballot Boxes which represents a 47% return of the number distributed.
A member of the public, Mrs Sheila Joy, was invited to draw the first response form from the pile of returns emptied from the Ballot Boxes to win the £100 prize.
The winning response form drawn by Sheila was that received from Mr Bob Lloyd.
Congratulations and thank you to Mr Lloyd.
Everyone in the community was invited to participate in the survey as part of the development of the Neighbourhood Plan for Strete.
Once again, a large proportion of the community have expressed their interest for the future of the village and the parish. Many thanks to all those who completed and returned their form.
The Steering Group will now start the count process of all the responses received.
Once completed these will be publicised on the website www.strete.org.uk under the section for Neighbourhood Plan, in a Newsletter (to all those signed up to receive one) and the Public Notice Boards in the village.
This will be followed by a Community Meeting in the Parish Hall, initially planned for May, when the community will be invited to comment on the progress made to date and the priorities determined from the response forms to the Household Survey.
The priorities determined from the response forms will provide objectives that the Steering Group will look to develop into policies for the future of the parish.
At each stage of the journey the community will be invited to get involved to ensure everyone has the opportunity to express their views and help shape a future for the community as a whole.