Thursday 17 October 2019

about us

This website exists to provide information about the Slapton Line area; it is funded and maintained by the Slapton Line Partnership.

The Slapton Line Partnership
The Partnership was formed in 2001 in response to a closure of the coast road (between the Slapton turn and Strete Gate), which lasted three months. The road was closed due to substantial damage caused by a combination of strong easterly winds, high spring tides and low levels of beach shingle.

The Partnership exists to:

  1. maintain the coast road for as long as reasonably possible
  2. support the community as it adapts to live and work with the changing coast, including the temporary and eventual permanent loss of the coast road
  3. to manage the future road closures to the benefit of the community

Terms of Reference.


The Partnership brings together the following community and government bodies under the following structures:

Partnership Steering Group includes members from :

  • South Hams District Council (SHDC)
  • South Devon AONB
  • Devon County Council
  • Natural England
  • Environment Agency (EA)
  • Field Studies Council representing the Whitley Wildlife Trust
  • Community representatives from the Parish Councils (Strete, Stokenham and Slapton) as well as South Hams District Council and Devon County Council 

The Steering Group meets regularly to consider future strategy for the Slapton Line and respond to events. Minutes of the Steering Group are in the resources section

Video Clips

Community Videos

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Visiting the area?

Background & Timeline

Background & Timeline