This is the official SDCE response to the Dartmoor National Park Local Plan consultation, which in its current draft form puts a ban on large scale renewable development in the Park. It is imperative that this does not happen, Dartmoor has an amazing wind resource and we must able to use this to meet the UK's net-zero target and the UK's Paris Agreement obligations. We also strongly believe that action should be taken for DNP to become a leader in restoring and protective biodiversity. You are welcome to use this to inform your own response.
1. SDCE commentary on the Final Draft Local Plan
‘Major development will not take place in the National Park other than in exceptional circumstances.’
The SDCE board has decided that the time has come to provide some office space for the self-employed project workers. We also have to keep a big stock of energy efficiency measures and need somewhere to store them.
The Clay Factory near Ivybridge is the perfect place, it has great public transport links, is within easy cycling distance of Ivybridge and has a good car park for those travelling from the South Hams where buses only visit once a week. Not to mention the spectacular views across the South Hams down to the Erme estuary.
There are also two excellent local plant-based food companies on site!
Why not check out the Clay Factory for your office, meeting, party or just pop up for a delicious climate-friendly lunch.