Outside body

South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee


Purpose of the Joint Committee:


In response to the South East Devon European Site Mitigation Strategy and the emerging Pebblebed Heaths Management Plan the Joint Committee will ensure timely and efficient mitigation of the recreational pressures arising from new development in the area of local European Sites, namely:


·                     Exe Estuary Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site;

·                     Dawlish Warren Special Area of Conservation (SAC); and

·                     East Devon Pebblebed Heaths (SAC and SPA)


The functions of the joint committee include the following:


·                    Agree and prioritise a 5 year programme for delivery of recreation mitigation measures and monitoring

·                    Agree and implement an annual Business Plan

·                    Allocate budget accordingly, taking account of other arising mitigation opportunities

·                    Secure the cooperation of all stakeholders

·                    Monitor risks, progress and effectiveness of delivery

·                    Monitor effectiveness of mitigation and agree changes where necessary

·                    Identify, lobby for and secure complementary funds


Meetings will be held on a quarterly basis.



Contact information

Debbie Meakin

East Devon District Council

Phone: 01395 517540

Email: dmeakin@eastdevon.gov.uk