Environment and Landscape

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Environment which has additional news and features.
  • Biodiversity

    From its coastal waters through to its moorland peaks, Devon supports an outstandingly rich and varied range of habitats and species. This wildlife resource - its biodiversity - is one of the features which makes Devon special

  • Country parks

    Devon County Council owns and manages two Country Parks; at Stover near Newton Abbot and the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton

  • Energy and climate change

    Climate change is not just a global issue that will affect future generations in other parts of the world – it is happening now, and some of its effects can already be felt in Devon

  • Environmental policy

    Devon County Council's policy for reducing the impacts of its operations on the environment

  • Explore Devon

    Inspiration for exploring Devon’s green spaces – from a gentle woodland stroll to an invigorating bike ride, or finding the best bird-watching spot to discovering our ancient geology

  • Flood risk management

    We are the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) as defined by the Flood and Water Management Act, 2010

  • Green infrastructure

    Green infrastructure is a term used to describe the network of natural spaces and corridors in a given area

  • Historic environment

    Devon is widely celebrated for the great beauty and diversity of its landscapes, for its numerous historic settlements, ancient buildings and archaeological sites

  • Land charges

    Statutory requirement for property and land based transactions

  • Landscape

    Conserving, enhancing and guiding change within one of Devon's most valuable assets

  • Planning

    Regulating land use through strategic and local plans and meeting planning requirements with a development control system

  • Public rights of way

    Maintaining and using the network of footpaths, bridleways and byways across the county

  • Recycling

    What you can recycle and where you can do it

  • The tarka trail

    Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon

  • Waste

    Plans for reducing and disposing of all our waste