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
The local plan is an important document which guides development in the National Park area and will influence Dartmoor’s future. DNPA is currently consulting on an Issues Paper which sets out the likely scope and main issues which will need to be addressed by the new local plan. As part of this consultation we would like your views.
If you want to know more about the local plan, what is in it, how it may affect you or would like to give us your views, please come to this local drop-in event. If you are unable to attend this event, a list of other local events happening throughout November 2016 is available online at: www.dartmoor.gov.uk/localplan.
To see the poster advertising local consultation events - Download Here
The TAP Fund is jointly funded by Devon County Council (DCC) and South Hams District Council (SHDC). Members have allocated £1.10 per elector to this pot, to be spent in Cluster areas. DCC has approved £1 per elector and SHDC has approved 10p per elector. The total value of the Fund in each Cluster area depends on the number of electors.
Details about applications for grants from this fund can be found by visiting www.southhams.gov.uk and searching for TAP fund
TAP applications 2016/17 - Deadline 12 pm 16TH December 2016 - Decision date 19th January 2017