The Council requested that the Local Government Association undertake a Peer Challenge of West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council in order to identify its strengths and any areas for improvement.

The Peer Challenge is not an inspection, but an opportunity for colleagues from other Councils to review the work that we do and to suggest areas where we could be stronger.

A team from the LGA spent 4 days on site during November 2018 during which time they spoke to more than 115 people including Council staff Councillors, external partners and stakeholders.

The report of the Peer team can be found below and will be considered by Councillors on 12 February (West Devon) and 21 February (South Hams).

To read the report in full, please use Icon for pdf this link [297.84KB].