South Brent is a large village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The Parish is the second largest (after Cornwood) in South Hams at 3742 ha, and 6th largest (after Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Bickleigh) with a population of 3043 in 2012.
The village was originally a woollen and market centre with 2 annual fairs and a station. Now the village centre is within Dartmoor National Park, and it is a thriving community with shops, businesses, school, village hall and community centre.
The Parish Council consists of 12 elected councillors - 9 from the Village Ward, and 3 from Brent Moor Ward. The present Council were elected/co-opted in May 2015, and will serve for 4 years until 2019. A list of the Councillors may be found here.
Parish Council meetings normally take place in the Side Hall at the Village Hall, on the 4th Monday of each month starting at 7:30pm. In August the meeting takes place at The Old SChool Community Centre. All members of the public are invited to attend meetings, and will have the opportunity to speak at a public forum at the start of each meeting.
As many of you will know, the Dartmoor National Park Management Plan is currently under review. This is the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park. It is a strategic plan which sets out the long-term ‘Vision’ for the next 20 years, and guides decisions affecting Dartmoor's future over the coming five years. This is not to be confused with the Local Plan, also currently under review, which sets out planning policies for Dartmoor, identifies how land is used and determines what will be built where.
As part of the Management Plan review, we have just launched a survey to collect people’s views about priorities and issues for Dartmoor National Park: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8J9TRHM
Could we ask you to share this survey with your local communities and encourage people to respond by 5pm on Friday 30 November.
Dartmoor National Park are publishing a draft new Local Plan for Dartmoor, and consulting on it between 3rd December 2018 and 4th February 2019.
The Local Plan is an important document which sets out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable in the National Park.
It is what Dartmoor National Park use to decide planning applications, and sets out where future development may take place.
To see a copy of the poster with details of the venues for the drop in events - Download Here
To see details of the Notice of the conclusion of the South Brent Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability return for the year ended 31st March 2018 please see the images below:
Further to the earlier information about the developments following the closure of the South Brent Post Office, although some finer details are to be confirmed, a temporary solution of an Outreach Post Office Service run by the Strete Postmistress is being put in place.
The new arrangements for Post Office Services in the Old School Community Centre will commence from Wednesday 17th January 2018 on:
Huge thanks are owed to the Trustees of the Old School Community Centre and Centre Manager and Glyn Richards in particular for the work he has done in facilitating this.