Policies, Strategies and Finance
You can read about our long term strategy and vision for the South Hams here.
Find out about Council Finances, financial policies, budgets, spending, risk and audit.
Our constitution is a written legal document which guides the Council on its decision-making processes.
South Hams District Council has declared a climate change and biodiversity emergency.
Full details of our Council Tax Reduction Scheme Policy
Policies covering our assets and commercial property management.
Here you can find the Local Development Framework which includes our planning policies.
Here you can view our housing policies, including our tenancy strategy, private sector housing renewal and housing allocation policy.
Here you can find our licensing policies, from gambling to driver policies.
The Council has a legal duty to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. Find our policies here.
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.
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.
The policies governing our Council run lottery for local good causes
Before the adoption of the Joint Local Plan, the Local Plan set out details about development plans in the South Hams
This policy sets out our approach to collecting and recovering debt owed to us by businesses and residents.
This statement sets out the Council's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks associated with our business.
If you are interested in drone flying in the South Hams, you can find more information here.