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.
Devon CC is inviting views on the draft proposal to establish the Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority that would be responsible for delivery, implementation and oversight of the proposed devolution deal that has been agreed with Government. The consultation runs from 12 February 2024 to 24 March 2024.
There is an opportunity for everyone to comment through the link provided.
Devon and Torbay's deal - Devon and Torbay Devolution Deal (devontorbaydeal.org.uk)
After years in the making, the Government published its proposals for a ground-breaking deal this week that could re-draw the future relationship between local government in Devon and Torbay, and Whitehall. The proposals are a big deal for Devon and Torbay, and could, if all agreed, bring many great opportunities that would improve the lives of residents in Devon and Torbay, and those who work and visit here.
The latest information is that the main road through Harbertonford will be closed each night from 20:00 hrs until 05:30 hrs from 12th February for 5 weeks (18th March).
No details of the works available, but it's reasonable to assume Devon Highways will be re-constructing the road surface to get rid of all the potholes in this area.
Monday 26th February to Friday 1st March 2024
Drainage works and gully improvement and new pipework.
PLEASE NOTE -the A379 will remain open but temporary Traffic Lights and convoy working with a reduced speed restriction in force will be used due to some encroachment to the carriageway.
Click here for details from Devon C.C.
With a ground floor restaurant for use by visitors and residents, the location will be convenient for tourist and business visitors to the town, with ample parking.
Click Premier Inn, Dartmouth (premierinn-dartmouth.co.uk) for more details.
Further updates here and here with the next meeting planned for 8th March.
About twenty Strete residents turned out to the Parish Hall on the evening of 18th January, one of the coldest nights of the year, to hear Anthony Mangnall MP give an update on the above subject at the January Parish Council Meeting. Anthony was responding as the interim Chairman of the Slapton Line Partnership, following agitation from the Parish Council over perceived slow progress by various parties to further develop plans to protect the road across the Line.
Anthony gave a brief recap of progress over the autumn of 2023 in the development and agreement of a revision to the strategy for the Slapton Line Partnership. In a nutshell, these amendments changed the approach from ‘Managed Retreat’ of the shoreline in the face of erosion towards protection of the A379 road over the Line. The old wording of the document had precluded any possibility of further sea defence work, so the change was pivotal and necessary to achieve further progress. The amendments were agreed by the Partnership in November, and Anthony expected that the final text would be published within a fortnight. Anthony described how the formalisation of the change in strategy is key to the work that he has been undertaking to secure Central Government Funding to enable a joint project by Devon CC and SHDC to design and build further protection for the vulnerable areas of the route, already identified in an update to the scientific studies carried out over previous years. The project will require planning permission to be secured for the work, which will involve formal consultation with a number of parties, and this application is in preparation by the local authorities to cover sea defences and upgrades to the road. He is carrying a target date of July for all this work to come together and seal commitment to funding, so patience will be needed from the local communities.
Questions from the floor were invited following his brief presentation. These centred upon the inevitability of the fact that the sea would eventually prevail and the Line would be lost, and the condition of the local roads to support the resulting traffic. The point was made that it would be prudent to develop a costed plan to properly deal with the back routes before it became necessary as a result of a weather event. AM stated that the value of the road was being re-evaluated as part of the work in progress and that this would provide a sensible outcome.