Councillor Peter Smerdon

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Party: Conservative

Ward: South Hams South Brent

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Dean Prior - South Hams ; Diptford - South Hams ; Holne - South Hams ; North Huish - South Hams ; Rattery - South Hams ; South Brent - South Hams ; West Alvington - South Hams

Contact information

Home address: 
Smallcombe Farm
South Brent
TQ10 9LH

Phone:  01363 642207


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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Declaration of Interests Summary


Employment: Farmer
Sponsorship: None
Securities: None
Contracts: None

Smallcombe Farm, Rattery;

Moorhaze, Rattery;

Land at Bulkamore, Rattery;

Land at Yelland, Rattery
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Groups: 

Rattery Parish Council;

South Hams CVS Trustee;

Rattery Village Hall Trustee;

Other Matters: None

Training and Development from May 2019


May and June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)


Setting the Scene & How the Council Works including Code of Conduct

Governance - Introduction to the Role of the Executive, O+S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,

Safeguarding, General Data Protection Regulation, Equality and Diversity, Freedom of Information, Business Continuity and Health and Safety

The Planning Process (Part 1)


Overview & Scrutiny

Housing & Homelessness

IT Training


September 2019 to March 2020


Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Climate Change Workshop

Standards & Governance

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Health and Wellbeing Session

April to December 2020

Remote Development Management Committee Meeting Training

Recovery Planning Workshop - Business Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Place & Environment Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & Partnerships Themes

Recovery Planning Workshop - Recovery & Redesign Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance & Communication Themes

Budget Workshop

Waste & Recycling Briefing

Planning White Paper

Housing Strategy Workshop

Planning Training

Covid-19 Briefings

I have been re-elected as Ward Councillor South Brent, previously representing the Eastmoor Ward from 2011, one of the largest wards in the South Hams though containing no large towns.


I have lived in the area for over fifty years and have a good knowledge of all the tiny lanes and hamlets that are a feature of the South Hams.


I am married to Angela and we have three daughters.


I have been a farmer all my life and I am the third generation of my family to live at Smallcombe. Up to 2009, we were dairy farming with 110 cows but we now keep beef cattle, rear dairy replacements, and we also have a small organic vegetable acreage, plus a caravan site.


I have a long connection with the Devon Young Farmers Club and I am a member of its Board of Management. I am also a member of Rattery Parish Council and the Rattery Village Hall Committee.


I enjoy watching Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and my wife and I enjoy walking, either on Dartmoor or the Coast Path.