Dartmoor National Park Authority, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council are consulting on a draft South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Supplementary Planning Document. Town Councillors will discuss this at the next Environment and Transport Committee meeting on May 2nd.
This Supplementary Planning Document will provide guidance on the use of policies relating to the South Hams Special Area of Conservation, specifically on the population of greater horseshoe bats for which the site is (in part) designated. The document updates and replaces the South Hams Special Area of Conservation Greater Horseshoe Bat Consultation Zone Planning Guidance published by Natural England in 2010. It is aimed at those preparing to submit and those determining and commenting upon planning applications across the five Local Planning Authorities including: land owners, developers, planning agents, ecological consultants, Council Members and other organisations.
Details of the consultation can be found online here.
The consultation runs from Monday 16th April until Wednesday 30th May at 5pm.