This page signposts selected local or national consultations. Follow the links to find out what they’re about and how we can use our voice as citizens.
We plan to send a formal “Transition Tavistock” response to some of these, so if you live or work in the Tavistock area, share our aims and want to help shape it, do get in touch.
The Independent Review of Protected Site Management on Dartmoor will “make recommendations on the most effective grazing and management regime(s) that would deliver improvements on the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) across Dartmoor so they can maintain or achieve favourable condition, whilst also balancing the long-term and sustainable delivery of other priorities such as agricultural production, public access and cultural and natural heritage.” While there does not appear to be a public all for evidence, the author of our September Book Group choice is encouraging local organisations to submit views to Dartmoorreview@defra.gov.uk – by 29th September.
Further shaping and consultation on Tavistock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan continues during 2023. The Steering Group welcomes contributions of ideas and has volunteer time. Check www.tavistockplan.info for latest information and events, and see top of their home page to receive updates direct.
The County Council has published its Strategic Plan 2021-25, with goals to “help make Devon the best place to grow up, and where more of us can live well and prosper”. The plan sets 6 priorities with more detailed actions under each and an invitation for the public to contribute ideas on how to achieve it. The first is “Responding to the climate emergency.” Look for the “Are you in” section on each page to comment. (No deadline – responses to be taken into account in implementing the plan.)
See our responses to previous consultations here.