The Parish of Stokenham, bounded by the black line on the map, covers the whole of the southern half of Start Bay, from Slapton Sands to Start Point and on to Lannacombe Beach. It encompasses the villages of Torcross, Beesands, Hallsands, Kellaton, Kernborough, Dunstone, Beeson and Chillington, as well as Stokenham itself, covers an area of some 20.6 square kilometres, and has a population of approximately 2,000.
The seven larger settlements and many smaller hamlets and farms are connected by miles of narrow country lanes, byways, bridleways and footpaths. The main arterial route in and out of the parish is the A379, which runs north to Dartmouth and west to Kingsbridge. This route is serviced by the First Western National Bus Company, with connections available to Plymouth (change for Derriford Hospital), Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes (our nearest main line railway station) and Exeter. The parish also enjoys the service of The Coleridge Bus, a community bus providing weekly runs from outlying areas to Kingsbridge. There are airports at Plymouth and Exeter.
Mick Garrod, of the Green Park Way Association, has asked us to draw residents' attention to the following planning applications for Approval of details Reserved by Conditions (ARC) submitted by the developer. This represents the final stage of the planning process, where the developer is required to produce evidence that he has responded to and satisfied the conditions imposed by the planning authority on the proposed development and is, in effect, the last opportunity for residents to comment on the proposals.
Planning Application 1788/22/ARC - http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/221788
Planning Application 1556/22/ARC - http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/221556
Planning Application 4179/21/ARC http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/214179