Decision details

Ridgetop Park SANGS update

Decision Maker: South and East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The committee received a presentation from Estelle Skinner, Green Infrastructure Officer of Teignbridge District Council; and Sian Avon, Senior Ranger, in respect of the Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGS) at Ridgetop Park, Matford.


The committee were shown maps of the layout of the park, and detail on the car and cycle parking for access to the site at Trood Lane.  Photographs were shown of the various stages of development of the site, including top soil removal to support the creation of wildflower drifts; and the new seating and interpretation area designed and installed by the TDC greenspaces team.


The phases of development were explained to the committee. Questions included:

·         Appreciation for the extensive work by the teams to deliver the SANGS;

·         Commendation for the work in delivering such a diverse habitat in the area, including the creation of the new hill, the choice of sustainable materials for signs and gates;

·         Clear positive partnership work to deliver the project to date

·         Committee would welcome a second visit to the site to appreciate the changes first-hand.


RESOLVED that the Executive Committee notes the update on the Ridgetop Park SANGS.

Publication date: 11/11/2022

Date of decision: 03/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2022 - South and East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee