Planning for development in or around South Devon
The landscape and beauty of the South Devon AONB is protected in planning, and has the same level of protection as a National Park, therefore all public bodies and statutory undertakers must have regard to the area's AONB status when performing their duties.
Unlike it's neighbour Dartmoor National Park, the South Devon AONB Partnership only acts as an advisory company to local planning authorities, and do not prepare statutory planning documents or determine the outcome of planning applications. Instead they rely on the district, borough and county councils to follow their own individual AONB planning policies in order to work with people whilst protecting the area's natural beauty.
The AONB partnership are consulted on a variety of planning applications that are likely to have a significant impact on the AONB landscape and features, or which would set a precedent. However, they do not tend to comment on applications which have a limited impact, residential extensions for example.
If you have any queries or questions about how the AONB status may affect development proposals or planning applications, the AONB partnership are obliged to advise you to contact one of the Local Planning Authorities for direct advice...
Needless to say, if you are unsure about how your proposal may be affected, we would encourage you to take advice from a local, independent planning expert before approaching the council...
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* Please note that 'small' extensions are not really our cup of tea... However if necessary we would be happy to refer you to a suitable 3rd party specialist.
That said, large, unique extensions and complete 'one off' domestic overhauls really do float our boat... so please get in touch!
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