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Planning and Consultations

Planning Applications

Many people have requested better access to information about planning issues that affect Stoke Gabriel and the surrounding area.

All planning applications are listed on the South Hams District Council website. Just follow the link to Planning:-

South Hams Planning Information

Select the ‘simple’ search tab, and enter the details (Stoke Gabriel for the address and tick the box for applications still open for comment) and current applications can be viewed.

Alternatively to see a list of applications use the same link and select the ‘planning lists’ tab and you can use filters to produce a list of applications over a specific period for Stoke Gabriel Parish.

In both cases full details of applications can be viewed.

Alternatively all applications are sent to the Parish clerk in hard copy form. If you wish to consult an application just contact the clerk and make an arrangement to look at the plans. 

As a Parish Council we act as a consultee and make recommendations to the District Council on all planning applications within our Parish. All Parishioners are entitled to make comments on planning applications and they should send their thoughts to the District Council with a copy to the Parish Council.

 All planning applications are discussed at the monthly Parish Council meetings but if there are minor applications discussion takes place prior to the main meeting at a meeting of the planning subcommittee, who then make recommendations to the Parish Council in the main meeting. Members of the public are entitled to attend these planning minutes and are able to contribute if advance notice is given.  

For any advice or further information on planning applications or planning issues please contact Cllr John Robinson (Acting Clerk). 


At any time consultations are taking place on a variety of matters at both a South Hams District & Devon County Council Level.

For District consultations you can follow the link:-

District Consultations

 and for County consultations follow the link :-

County Consultations

Similarly Torbay Council consultations (which can impact our Parish) can be found at:-

Torbay Council Consultations

Torbay Local PlanTorbay Council has  published the latest version of its Local Plan for consultation on 23rd June 2015 with comments requested by 3rd August. You can follow the link to:
Local Plan – consultation launched today - Torbay Council
for the introduction and to and for the plan itself: