Seymour Drive – Update


After the illegal tree felling at Seymour Drive, many of the local residents have vigorously opposed the development of the woodland they used to enjoy.  The local community submitted Letters of Objection to the Planning Applications to the SHDC and details of the felling’s to the Forestry Commission.

 For the Applicant to describe an illegally felled wood as an ‘unused’ or ‘brownfield’ site, or to commission a post-felling Ecology report which blandly notes ‘no trees’ present, displays a disregard for the facts, the local community – and the environment.

The Applicant made a number of Planning Applications, including one for 9. Houses. All the Applications were turned down by the South Hams District Council. In the case of the nine houses, the Applicant has submitted an Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in the hope of having the Councils decision, in that case, overturned.

The full detail of the Appeal is available on the SHDC Planning File and the Planning Inspectorate’s Web site has the procedure, and guidance, for making a representation to the Appeal Inspector.

If you are uncertain of the procedure, or of how to best construct an effective letter to the Inspector, then there is a simple ‘Planning Guide’ here on the Friends of South Hams Web site.

The woodland – before it was illegally felled

Please support the community of Seymour Drive, and if you have not already sent a letter objecting to the Application, please consider writing to the Appeal Inspector BEFORE THE 1st September outlining the ‘material planning reasons’ why the Appeal should be refused.

The hilltop woodland the Forestry Commission say was illegally felled

Appeal Details

Planning Application Ref: 2583/19/FUL – Applicant Name: Mr Holloway

Description: Erection of 9 no. dwellings and associated works (resubmission of 0852/19/FUL)

Address: Land At SX 861 514 North of Seymour Drive Dartmouth  

Application Date: 15 August 2019

Decision Refusal

Appeal Date: 23 July 2020   

Interested Party Comments due by 1st September 2020

 Appeal Determination Date: Not yet decided

Appeal Type: Written representation      

Appeal Case: View Appeal Case APP/K1128/W/20/3252623

NB The Lead case is now :  APP/K1128/X/20/3252613

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