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Policies, Strategies and Finance

Better Lives for All

You can read about our long term strategy and vision for the South Hams here.

Our Constitution

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.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Policy

Full details of our Council Tax Reduction Scheme Policy

Planning Policies

Here you can find the Local Development Framework which includes our planning policies.

Housing Policies

Here you can view our housing policies, including our tenancy strategy, private sector housing renewal and housing allocation policy.

Licensing Policies

Here you can find our licensing policies, from gambling to driver policies.

Safeguarding Policies

The Council has a legal duty to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. Find our policies here.

Enforcement Policy

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.

SeaMoor Lotto Policies

The policies governing our Council run lottery for local good causes

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

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