The Devon coastline.

Environment & Planning

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In this section...

  • Climate Change Climate change is happening now, and some of its effects can already be felt in Devon.
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy By reducing our energy use we can cut our energy bills and are also helping to conserve global supplies of fossil fuels
  • Explore Devon Inspiration for exploring Devon’s green spaces…from a gentle woodland stroll to an invigorating bike ride, or finding the best bird-watching spot to discovering our ancient geology…
  • Environmental Policy Devon County Council's policy for reducing the impacts of its operations on the environment
  • Flood Risk Management Improving the way that we tackle the risk of flooding
  • Green Infrastructure The asset of natural, green and blue spaces that include parks and gardens, woodlands, fields, hedges, lakes, playing fields, coastal habitats, footpaths and more  
  • Historic Environment Material remains of our ancestors across the landscape
  • Housing Development planning, affordable housing, advice for vulnerable people
  • Natural Environment Protecting the best of our coasts and countryside
  • Planning Regulating land use through strategic and local plans and meeting planning requirements with a development control system
  • Common Land and Town and Village Greens
  • Land Charges Statutory requirement for property and land based transactions
  • Pollution Responding to the challenges of environmental pollution
  • Public Rights of Way Maintaining and using the network of footpaths, bridleways and byways across the county
  • Recycling What you can recycle and where you can do it
  • Sustainable Development Meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  • Waste Plans for reducing and disposing of all our waste
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Proposed Brynsworthy Waste Transfer Station