Community events organised by Slapton Line Partnership

A379 Slapton

Posted on: 25 June 2019

The Slapton Line Partnership has organised two events to share future plans for the A379 between Strete and Torcross.

The events will share information about how over recent years a number of significant storms have appeared to quicken coastal change; the vulnerability of the coastline to future storms and discuss what steps have been taken to date.

Finally, looking at understanding and addressing the challenge for the future road strategy, what this means to the community and the positive steps that will be taken to make sure the future long term resilience of the area.

All are welcome to attend the community drop in sessions, to be held on:

• Wednesday 10 July at Slapton Village Hall – 3pm-7:30pm
• Tuesday 16 July at Stokenham Village Hall – 3pm-7:30pm

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “Everyone involved with the re-alignment of the A379 at Slapton last year pulled out all the stops to ensure that the local communities were re-connected as quickly as possible, and to do so in seven months was quite an achievement. “While we all hope the new road will have a long life, we have to accept there is always the possibility of another damaging storm event along this stretch at some point in future. These community drop-in sessions are a chance for local people to look at what the partnership can do to plan for the long term.”

Councillor Julian Brazil

Councillor Julian Brazil

Councillor Julian Brazil, South Hams District Council Ward Member for Stokenham and Devon County Councillor for Kingsbridge and Stokenham, said: “We understand the importance of the road to local people. The more we hear about the residents’ concerns, the more we can try and find solutions.”

Councillor Richard Foss, South Hams District Council Ward Member for Allington and Strete, said: “These events will allow us to share information about the current coastal state and what this will mean to our residents. We’d encourage everyone to come along to the events and to find out what has been achieved in the past and what the future holds.”

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