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.

 Latest News

Slapton Line Update

Expected Completion of Works / Informal Re-Opening of Road – Unfortunately, the potential date for the re-opening of the road is no longer accurate. Due to some unexpected issues over the last few weeks, the completion of the works has been slightly delayed. However, the contractors are still confident that they will be in a position to re-open the road in mid to late October, so keeping to the originally specified timeline. They will provide a more precise date as soon as they can be confident of achieving this.

Official Event to Mark the Opening of the Reinstated Road – An agreed date for an official event to celebrate the re-opening of the road is Friday 26th October (note: the road is expected to be re-opened to traffic in advance of this date). Dr Sarah Wollaston MP has kindly agreed to attend for the occasion and it is hoped that a Government Minister will also attend. Whilst final details have yet to be agreed, the anticipated a start time is 11 a.m., convening around the Memorial at Slapton.

Slapton Line Update

To find out the latest work update on progress at Slapton Line, click on the link.

Slapton Line Update

Temporary South West Coast Path at Slapton Line

Alongside restoration of the A379 at Slapton Line, the South West Coast Path will be re-routed between the road and the fringe of the Higher Ley.
Work to achieve this includes managing scrub to provide an attractive path.
This is being carefully timed to protect the Cirl Buntings, a protected bird due to its listing under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, who are currently nesting in the nature reserve.

Vegetation management is planned to commence on 16th September.
The shingle on the beach can make for difficult walking, however, members of the public are asked to follow the diversion around the perimeter of the works area and along the beach.
It is anticipated that extra time will be needed to complete this section of the South West Coast Path until October when the works to the road should be complete. Every effort is being made to maintain access for the public to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Members of the public are asked to respect the diversion and the need for safety whilst the road works are taking place.

Work Starts on Road Realignment at Slapton

Drone shot - SlaptonWork is underway to reconnect the A379 between Slapton and Strete Gate, which has been closed since being washed away by Storm Emma in early March.

Over the past few months, Devon County Council has been carrying out site inspections and drawing up a scheme to reinstate the road.
Detailed work has also been undertaken to minimise the environmental impacts of the scheme and to address the risk from unexploded ordnance.
Contractor Alun Griffiths Ltd has started work yesterday (Monday 16 July) on the southern section of the reinstatement, near the junction to Slapton village, which has an existing planning permission.
A second section of the route towards Strete Gate will also be realigned as the scheme progresses. The County Council is awaiting planning approval to update the permission for this northern realignment of the route, to move it further north and west than in the approved scheme plans.

Strete is back on the Map

We have a drop-in meeting just for us about Slapton Line reinstatement:

Click here to download (PDF)

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