South Hams Council
Thursday, 23rd September, 2021 2.00 pm

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 15 July 2021;


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;


'Better Lives For All' Plan pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Additional documents:



to consider the following question(s) received (if any) from Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8:



Notice of Motion

to consider the following motions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1


a.      From Cllr Pearce and Cllr Bastone


“In response to the almost complete lack of any rented accommodation available for six months or longer that local people and those working in the area can access, and the excessive rise in house prices locally due to second home-owners and those moving in from other areas since the pandemic, which has made house prices completely inaccessible for the great majority of local people, South Hams District Council resolves to declare a Housing Crisis.


It is fortunate that we have a new Housing 5 year Housing Strategy and Housing Actions in Better Lives for All, but as an expansion of them South Hams District Council should:


1     Lobby government through our MPs and the LGA to allow council tax to be charged on plots with planning permission after a determined period, even if they haven’t been built out, so that developers are encouraged to build out sites without delay.


2     Lobby government through our MPs and the LGA to review the regulation of holiday accommodation, to ensure all holiday accommodation is suitably regulated and made subject to local planning policies and taxes.  We should also appeal for an extension to the 90-day short term let legislation to be extended outside London and lobby MHCLG for a separate planning class for short term lets and a proper licensing system to cater for them..


3     Institute an immediate thorough review by the council of all holiday lettings in the District, including, but not restricted to, whether they have planning permission, whether they are paying council tax or business rates, as appropriate, for the accommodation, whether they comply with safety regulations, and to ensure they are paying appropriately for waste disposal.


4     Ask the JLP Team to review the thresholds and percentages of affordable housing on sites, and whether it would be appropriate at the Plan Revision to increase these so that the percentage of First Homes imposed by the government becomes in addition to the present 30% affordable homes rather than part of it.


5     Promote regular Landlord Forums and run a further campaign to publicise the advantages to landlords of Seamoor Lettings.


6     Work closely with our main Registered Providers to ensure best occupancy of stock, so that where tenants are prepared to downsize, not only are they given a priority banding to be able to access a smaller property but support to help them move available.


7     Use some of the affordable housing reserve to increase payments made to anyone downsizing to help make moving more attractive and affordable.


8     Use any Section 106 affordable housing contributions as soon as possible to help fund developments anywhere in the District where the terms of the Section 106 Agreement permit this.


9     Campaign for changes to the Broad Market Area to better reflect the costs of rents in the South Hams.


10.  Promote the development of an exemplar site of low carbon  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 31 KB


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


Development Management Committee - 23 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 94 KB


Licensing Committee - 30 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 83 KB


Audit Committee - 1 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 97 KB


Overview & Scrutiny Committee - 1 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 84 KB


Overview & Scrutiny Committee - 22 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 86 KB


Development Management Committee - 28 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 111 KB


Audit Committee - 2 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 111 KB


Executive - 9 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 73 KB


Executive* - 16 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 167 KB