West Devon

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 West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, formed in 1974 by merging the municipal boroughs of Tavistock and Okehampton. It forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Torridge and West Devon.

Population is around 53,500, comprising 22,725 households. Average property price (Apr-June 2013) is £218,466, with average annual earnings of £16,029. Principle areas of employment are Wholesale and Retail work 14.68%, Manufacturing 12.33% and Health and Social Work 12.03%. Workers on the land account for less than 8% of employment in the district.

Bordering Cornwall to the west and Plymouth and the South Hams to the south, it is an area covering 1160 sq miles, of which 45% lies in the Dartmoor National Park. The district also includes 36 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), part of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Principle towns include Tavistock, Okehampton, Hatherleigh, North Tawton, Princetown, Moretonhampstead and Chagford.

Current West Devon Issues

Agistment Farm, Sampford Courtenay Solar Farm (50 acres) – Screening

796
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

585
 

Barkers Way, North Tawton (11 new dwellings) – Permitted

557
 

Batheway Fields, North Tawton (28 new dwellings) – At Appeal

393
 

Beckwell Farm, Meadwell, Kelly, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1005
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

720
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1118
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

928
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1323
 

Crediton Road, Okehampton (400 new dwellings) – Pending decision

0
 

Crockers Hele, Meeth Solar Farm (7.4 acres) – Permitted. Operational

819
 

Cross Roads Farm, Lewdown (14 new dwellings) – Permitted

0
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

784
 

East Reed, Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton Solar Farm (40 acres) – Screening opinion

697
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

781
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

489
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

638
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

778
 

Great Collybeer, Taw Green, Nr Okehampton Wind Turbine – screening request

685
 

Hatherleigh Market Residential & Retail Mixed Use Development (including 106 new dwellings) – Permitted

786
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

762
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

927
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1201
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

978
 

Higher Stockbeare, Jacobstowe Solar Farm (16 acres) – Screening opinion

678
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

878
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1112
 

Keytherne Farm, Highampton/Hatherleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

718
 

Land adjacent to Brook Farm, Brook Lane, Tavistock – 23 dwellings – Permitted

358
 

Land adjacent to Crediton Road, Okehampton (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

486
 

Land adjacent to Exeter Road, Okehampton (308 new dwellings) – Permitted

523
 

Land adjacent to Meadow Rise, Spreyton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

496
 

Land at Glendale, Crediton Road, Okehampton – 30 dwellings – Permitted

455
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

499
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

471
 

Land north of Crediton Road, Okehampton – 375 dwellings – Permitted

410
 

Land off Woolacombe Road, Bere Alston – 17 dwellings – Permitted

612
 

Land South of North Road, Lifton (20 new dwellings) – Pending decision

2
 

Land west of High Street, North Tawton (28 new dwellings) – At Appeal

0
 

Laskeys Farm, Bradstone, Tavistock Solar Farm (47 acres) – Screening Opinion

709
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1215
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

735
 

Martin Farm, Whiddon Down, nr Okehampton Solar Farm (29 acres) – Permitted

364
 

Meldon Fields, Hameldown Road, Okehampton (73 dwellings) – Permitted

401
 

Middle Corscombe Farm, Stockley, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

730
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

735
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Pending decision

0
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock (148 new dwellings) – Pending decision

2
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

602
 

New Venn Farm, Lamerton, Solar Farm (33 acres) – Screening

920
 

New Venn Farm, Lamerton, Tavistock Wind Turbine – Screening opinion

737
 

North Russell Farm, Thorndon Cross Solar Farm (65 acres) – Screening opinion

905
 

North Wyke Farm, Sampford Courtenay Solar Farm (90 acres) – Screening

553
 

Old Woollen Mill, North Tawton (62 new dwellings) – Permitted

867
 

Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross Solar Farm (8 acres) – Permitted

728
 

Rowden Manor, Sampford Courtenay Solar Farm (228 acres) – Screening

869
 

Shobrook Warehouses, Folly Gate, Okehampton (14 new dwellings) – Permitted

459
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

458
 

Sydenham Estate, Marystowe Solar Farm (134 acres) – Screening opinion

658
 

Tamerton Road, Roborough Solar Farm (36 acres) – Permitted

216
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

472
 

Tredown Farm, Kelly, solar farm (10.5 acres) – Permitted

1056
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

833
 

West Down Farm, Jacobstowe, Hatherleigh Wind Turbine – screening opinion

1586
 

West Nymph Farm, South Tawton Solar Farm (89 acres) – Screening

755
 

Willsland, Highampton Solar Farm (35 acres) – Permitted. Operational

656
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1045