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

126
 

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

1167
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

896
 

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

826
 

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

151
 

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

840
 

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

1448
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1148
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1694
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1372
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1922
 

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

339
 

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

1449
 

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

315
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

1158
 

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

1404
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

1106
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

1324
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

922
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1230
 

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

1030
 

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

1116
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

1191
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1338
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1656
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1437
 

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

1005
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1362
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1545
 

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

1014
 

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

800
 

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

764
 

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

876
 

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

854
 

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

742
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

793
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

760
 

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

718
 

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

919
 

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

325
 

Land west of Runnon Moor Lane, Hatherleigh (80 new dwellings) – Pending decision

59
 

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

999
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1590
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

1004
 

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

766
 

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

895
 

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

1153
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1103
 

Mount Kelly College, Tavistock (125 dwellings) – Pending decision

47
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

328
 

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

273
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

972
 

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

1383
 

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

1110
 

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

1581
 

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

993
 

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

1286
 

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

1124
 

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

1287
 

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

841
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

818
 

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

1031
 

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

547
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

929
 

Town Meadow, Bridestowe (24 dwellings) – Pending decision

42
 

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

1449
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1226
 

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

1957
 

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

1111
 

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

928
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1386