Emily Marbaix is back with another podcast (which you can also read) in which she talks about her latest wild camping trip, orienteering training with Emma Cunis (aka Dartmoor’s Daughter), and notes that 68 wildlife wardens across 34 parishes and wards have received introductory training. There is also:
- An update on the Wildlife Warden Scheme
- An interview with Paul Martin of Ogwell-based Ogwild on the group’s experiences so far
- Wildlife watching and outdoor ideas for the summer holidays
- Information about Sustainable Bishops’s wildflower art competition, which will be on show on the 11th September
- Information about Defra’s new campaign, Plant for our Planet
- Information about the Teignbridge Local Plan Consultation
Our latest Newsletter is now available, covering the showing of the film 2040, the Regenerate Devon summit and our current work with local councils, our carbon calculator and lobbying our MPs.
Teignbridge District Council has extended the consultation period on its Local Plan, moving the closing date from 15th June to 13th July. The change has been made to give people more time to comment, given that face to face meetings are not currently possible.
ACT encourages everyone to submit a response. Feel free to use ACT’s draft response as a reference/template. Please continue to send ACT any comments or suggestions on the draft response as we will not submit it until early July.
The Local Plan and its associated documents can be viewed at: www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview.
The FAQ section of the documents explains that a Local Plan guides decisions on where and how development takes place. It contains a set of rules, called ‘policies’, which are used to guide decisions on applications for development. The Teignbridge Local Plan is in two parts, with Part 1 guiding decisions on HOW development takes place in Teignbridge, and Part 2 on WHERE developments take place. The consultation is on Part 1.
If you would like to comment on the Local Plan you can your comments by: