South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Supplementary Planning Document

Dartmoor National Park, 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.

This Supplementary Planning Document is being prepared to provide guidance on the implementation 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. The document 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 at: .

The consultation runs from Monday 16th April until Wednesday 30th May at 5pm.

Responses to the consultation should be submitted to

Please note that all submitted representations will be made publicly available, including on the County Council’s website, with the person/organisation making the representation (but not their personal signatures or email and telephone contact details) being identified.

Comments received after the deadline or sent to the other Local Planning Authorities will not be accepted.

A drop-in event will be held on Tuesday 1st May 2018, between 2pm and 6pm at the Dartmoor National Park Offices, Parke, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ.

Planning officers and ecologists will be on hand to explain the approach that the document has taken and to discuss any queries you may have.