South Hams Council
Thursday, 15th July, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Kilworthy Park

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 581 KB

to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 May 2021 and the Special meeting of the Council held on 17 June 2021

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Urgent Business

the Chairman to announce if any item not on the agenda should be considered on the basis that he considers it as a matter of urgency (any such item to be dealt with under ‘Business Brought forward by the Chairman’);


Exempt Information

to consider whether the consideration of any item of business would be likely to disclose exempt information and if so the category of such exempt information;


Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal; or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;


Business Brought Forward by the Chairman

to consider business (if any) brought forward by the Chairman;


Corporate Strategy Development pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 281 KB

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Proposed Modification to the Salcombe Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 412 KB

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to consider the following question received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.


a.  From Cllr McKay to Cllr Pearce (Leader of the Council):


“In considering the development in Dartmouth of 400+ houses, was account taken of the prospect for local employment for residents, and the likely need to commute from Dartmouth and the consequential impact on the local road network;


and was account taken of the inevitable traffic increase along routes like the A381 as a result of services to these homes (deliveries etc);


and account taken of the inevitable development traffic;


and does the Council recognise and accept the impact of increased traffic on vulnerable communities, like Harbertonford and others communities, along the routes to these large development sites;


and is this is a matter deemed to be the sole responsibility of Devon Highways and if so why;


and how can the Council work with the local highways authority to ensure that the wider impacts of any developments are properly considered;


and what can be done by this Council in consultation with Devon Highways to remedy the situation that is now afflicting communities like Harbertonford and will get increasingly worse as these developments proceed?”


b. From Cllr Hodgson to Cllr Baldry (lead Executive Member for Environment)


‘As we are all aware, the problems with the waste and recycling collection services continue to be affecting a number of South Hams residents.  There are still many who are now experiencing what appear to them as random collections with a hit and miss effect where they still have one or two unemptied bins going back weeks.  As requested previously, please can we have a “Report It” place on our website for these random misses, many of which do not comply with the 2 days overdue requirement?’




Notice of Motion

to consider the following motions received (if any) in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1


a.      From Cllr Hodgson and Cllr Brazil



On Monday 21 June 2021, Caroline Lucas MP presented and gave the CEE Bill its first reading in the House of Commons in this new 2021-22 parliamentary session.  The CEE Bill is now back in the parliamentary system.

The objective of this Bill is to require the United Kingdom to achieve climate and nature targets; to give the Secretary of State a duty to implement a strategy to achieve those targets; to establish a Climate and Nature Assembly to advise the Secretary of State in creating that strategy; to give duties to the Committee on Climate Change and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee regarding the strategy and targets; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 61).

The motion for SHDC therefore reads: “In line with our formal declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency, and our commitment to actions to change behaviour to address the causes of this situation, and mitigate the impacts, this Council supports the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill proposed by a coalition of scientists, academics and lawyers with the aim of bringing the UK’s climate policy into one with evolving scientific evidence.  Currently this also supported by 110 members of parliament.  Nationally we need a strong legislative framework that embeds the Government’s targets in law, enabling us as supportive players, to plan and develop our future trajectories, to fit in with those targets.


       Council therefore resolves to:

i.              Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

ii.             Inform the local media of this decision;

iii.            Write to local MPs, asking them to support the Bill; and

iv.           Write to the CEE Bill Alliance, the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, expressing its support (”


b.      From Cllr Hodgson and Cllr Brazil


“This Council recognises the urgent need to support, protect and enhance biodiversity and habitats.  It therefore agrees to:


·           Consider ways that could be used through the planning system to ensure and check that wildlife and habitat mitigation measures agreed by planning condition are carried out and effective, and develop an appropriate policy,

·           Work through the JLP Partnership to measure and monitor wildlife and biodiversity, at a range of key locations over the life of the plan,

·           Develop a policy that would seek implementation of urgent remedial actions that may be advised by recognised experts regarding habitat degradation,

·           Assess the cumulative impacts on wildlife and habitats as and when planning applications for major developments are proposed within 500m of wildlife corridors, known habitats of protected species, planning consultation zones, green field sites, together with the impact of other nearby residential or commercial development applications, sites or built up areas within 500 metres.  This information to be part of the application papers prior to validation for the planning process.

·           Strengthen and implement fully, habitats  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.


Reports of Bodies - to receive and as many be necessary approve the minutes and recommendations of the under-mentioned Bodies


(* Indicates minutes containing recommendations to Council).        




Overview & Scrutiny Committee - 1 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 315 KB


Development Management Committee - 28 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 463 KB


Development Management Committee - 26 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 273 KB


Executive - 27 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 301 KB


Executive - 3 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 386 KB


Overview & Scrutiny Committee - 10 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 326 KB


Salcombe Harbour Board - 28 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 85 KB


Executive - 8 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 131 KB