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Cllr P C Smerdon

Ward Councillor for South Brent

Cllr Peter Smerdon


NameCllr Peter Smerdon
AddressSmallcombe Farm
South Brent
TQ10 9LH
Tel01364 642207
Political PartyConservative
WardSouth Brent
ParishesDean Prior,
North Huish,
South Brent,
West Buckfastleigh
CommitteesOverview and Scrutiny
Outside BodiesDNPA
Highways and Traffic Orders Committee
Greater Dartmoor LEAF

I have been re-elected as ward Councillor South Brent, previously representing the Eastmoor ward from 2011, one of the largest wards in the South Hams though containing no large towns.

I have lived in the area for over fifty years and have a good knowledge of all the tiny lanes and hamlets that are a feature of the South Hams.

I am married to Angela and we have three daughters.

I have been a farmer all my life and I am the third generation of my family to live at Smallcombe.  Up to 2009, we were dairy farming with 110 cows but we now keep beef cattle, rear dairy replacements, and we also have a small organic vegetable acreage, plus a caravan site.

I have a long connection with the Devon Young Farmers Club and I am a member of its Board of Management.  I am also a member of Rattery Parish Council and the Rattery Village Hall Committee.

I enjoy watching Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and my wife and I enjoy walking, either on Dartmoor or the Coast Path.

Declaration of Interests Summary

Employment: Farmer
Sponsorship: None
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: Smallcombe Farm, Rattery; Moorhaze, Rattery; Land at Bulkamore, Rattery; Land at Yelland, Rattery
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Groups: Rattery Parish Council; South Hams CVS Trustee; Rattery Village Hall, Trustee; NFU
Other Matters: None

Training & Development from May 2019

May & June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • Setting the Scene & How the Council Works including Code of Conduct
  • Governance - Introduction to the Role of the Executive, O+S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,
  • Safeguarding, General Data Protection Regulation, Equality and Diversity, Freedom of Information, Business Continuity and Health and Safety
  • The Planning Process (Part 1)
  • Licensing
  • Overview & Scrutiny
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • IT Training

September 2019 to March 2020

  • Medium Term Financial Strategy Training
  • Climate Change Workshop
  • Standards & Governance
  • Community Infrastructure Levy Training
  • Budget Workshop
  • Gypsy and Traveller Session
  • Health and Wellbeing Session

April to December 2020

  • Remote Development Management Committee Meeting Training
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Business Theme
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Place & Environment Theme
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & Partnerships Themes
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Recovery & Redesign Theme
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance & Communication Themes
  • Budget Workshop
  • Waste & Recycling Briefing
  • Planning White Paper
  • Housing Strategy Workshop
  • Planning Training
  • Covid-19 Briefings

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