SO10 - Maintaining a beautiful and thriving countryside

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is now at the public examination stage. Keep up to date with what's happening on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

To protect, conserve and enhance the natural beauty of South West Devon's countryside, and to avoid the creation of new homes development in unsustainable or inappropriate locations.

  1. Delivering new homes only in areas where there is an identified local need.
  2. Protecting and managing the landscape. 
  3. Contributing to carbon reduction measures by reducing the need to travel. 
  4. Delivering digital connectivity that supports diversity and innovation in the rural economy. 
  5. Responding positively to rural travel patterns through innovation and investment. 
  6. Strengthening links between our rural settlements and the surrounding landscapes.