A plinth designed to prevent loss of foreshore and habitat quality

Camping barn under construction

Gara Rock cafe and apartments

A disused barn near Westcombe beach

South Devon AONB Planning Guidance

Our South Devon AONB Planning Guidance seeks to support and facilitate high quality development in the designated area and its setting that is consistent with conserving and enhancing the special qualities of the AONB, yet also contributes to the sustainable use and management of the areas rich natural and cultural assets.

The final text version is now complete and available to download - please see pdf at the right of this page.

Adopting the Plan

The Planning Guidance will be formally adopted by the South Devon AONB Partnership as an annex to the South Devon AONB Management plan and will thereafter become a ‘material consideration’ in determining planning decisions.

It is the ambition of the South Devon AONB Partnership that the Planning Guidance is formally adopted by its Local Planning Authorities as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), part of a suite of documents that informs Local Plan policy and practice.

The expected date for publication of the South Devon AONB Planning Guidance is 17th March 2017 when it is due to be adopted by the Partnership Commitee. The delay has been due to additional points being included to strengthen the document as a result of information that came to light later on in its development. In the meantime, you can download the text only version from the right.