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

Abbey Meadows, Crapstone (22 dwellings) – Pending decision

36
 

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

1074
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

806
 

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

735
 

Batheway Fields, North Tawton (100 dwellings) – Pending decision

59
 

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

692
 

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

1328
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1044
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1526
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1243
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1759
 

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

248
 

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

1346
 

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

214
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

1072
 

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

1200
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

1008
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

998
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

851
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1112
 

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

941
 

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

1019
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

1103
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1227
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1538
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1316
 

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

915
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1241
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1429
 

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

930
 

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

686
 

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

678
 

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

776
 

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

743
 

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

663
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

699
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

670
 

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

612
 

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

840
 

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

223
 

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

909
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1516
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

921
 

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

679
 

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

796
 

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

1058
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1019
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

216
 

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

197
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

882
 

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

1284
 

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

1012
 

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

1471
 

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

910
 

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

1187
 

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

1027
 

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

1189
 

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

751
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

742
 

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

931
 

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

462
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

817
 

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

1354
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1118
 

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

1868
 

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

1023
 

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

840
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1303