SO10 - Maintaining a beautiful and thriving countryside

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been adopted! To find out more please visit the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Adoption page.

Visit the interactive Plymouth Plan to see other policies that affect decision making across Plymouth City including the Council and its partners.

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.