South Brent is a large village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The Parish is the second largest (after Cornwood) in South Hams at 3742 ha, and 6th largest (after Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Bickleigh) with a population of 3043 in 2012.
The village was originally a woollen and market centre with 2 annual fairs and a station. Now the village centre is within Dartmoor National Park, and it is a thriving community with shops, businesses, school, village hall and community centre.
The Parish Council consists of 12 elected councillors - 9 from the Village Ward, and 3 from Brent Moor Ward. The present Council were elected/co-opted in May 2015, and will serve for 4 years until 2019. A list of the Councillors may be found here.
Parish Council meetings normally take place in the Side Hall at the Village Hall, on the 4th Monday of each month (except August), and start at 7:30pm. All members of the public are invited to attend meetings, and will have the opportunity to speak at a public forum at the start of each meeting.
Consultation – Issues for the New Local Plan
Dartmoor National Park are taking the first step in reviewing Dartmoor’s local plan.
The local plan is the starting point when we make a decision on a planning application in the National Park.
We have a current local planfor Dartmoor, but a lot has changed since it was produced.
This first consultation is an opportunity for residents, communities, visitors, businesses and other organisations to offer views on how the new local plan should guide future development on Dartmoor. The local plan will cover issues such as; house extensions, design, the environment, listed buildings, housing, business, farming, tourism, quarrying, and land for development.
We would like everyone interested in Dartmoor’s future to tell us what is important about Dartmoor for them.
Please visit our web siteto view or download our consultation paper, where you will see a number of ‘Talking Points’ we would like you to comment on. You can also join us on Twitter @DartmoorPlanor facebook/DartmoorPlan, or come and talk to us at one of our consultation events this autumn.
The closing date for comments on this consultation is the 16th December 2016. If you have any questions about the consultation or the local plan review, or would like to discuss some of the issues, please do contact us.
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