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Ten ways the Lib Dems will make South Hams

a better place for everyone:

Housing is a priority

  1. house buildlingLib Dems will give priority to affordable social rented housing. Providing truly affordable housing for local people and young working families will be a top priority. Under the Conservative administration housing has not been given the priority it deserves.
  2. A Lib Dem administration will seek to include a fair and proportionate level of affordable housing in all private housing developments and ensure those homes are made available to people with local connections.
  3. We shall work towards reducing the Housing Waiting List that currently stands at over 150.
  4. The South Hams will join other local authorities to lobby government to charge 100% or more council tax on second and holiday homes, and to close the loophole where such homes can claim business tax relief and pay nothing.

  5. green policies buttonThe environmental impact of all policies will be considered a priority. Improving recycling, energy efficiency and renewables will be high on the agenda. Setting energy efficiency targets for all new buildlings - commercial and domestic - will be explored. We will work to ensure Devon County Council maintains all existing public transport routes.

    Investing in our town centres
  6. Town centre car parking charges will be cut by 50% to attract more shoppers and visitors to our town centres. car park
  7. Liberal Democrats will keep public toilets open and free to use, and the current Conservative administration policy of closing them will be ended.

    Restoring Local Democracy
  8. There will be no more secret developments plans being discussed at district council. Local town and parish councils and residents will be consulted on all large developments.
  9. Planning enforcement will be tightened up. Large developers will have to meet the obligations they have signed up to.
  10. A Liberal Democrat run concil will restrict the use of expensive consultants and examine the role of all senior council officers, to see where savings can be made.