Policies, Strategies and Finance
Our constitution is a written legal document which guides the Council on its decision-making processes.
Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency
South Hams District Council has declared a climate change and biodiversity emergency.
Here you can find the Local Development Framework which includes our planning policies.
Here you can view our housing policies, including our tenancy strategy, private sector housing renewal and housing allocation policy.
The Council has a legal duty to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. Find our policies here.
The Council's Enforcement Policy sets out how we deal with enforcing the laws that we have a duty to enforce as a Local Authority.
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) sets out the ways in which the council can lawfully carry out investigations when we want to use surveillance techniques.
Previous Local Plans
Before the adoption of the Joint Local Plan, the Local Plan set out details about development plans in the South Hams
Debt Recovery Policy
This policy sets out our approach to collecting and recovering debt owed to us by businesses and residents.
Modern Slavery Statement
This statement sets out the Council's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks associated with our business.
Byelaws relating to UAV (Drone) Flights
If you are interested in drone flying in the South Hams, you can find more information here.
UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Find out about how the Council plans to spend the £1 million funding award from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund