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.