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

822
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

608
 

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

579
 

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

428
 

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

1047
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

755
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1172
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

977
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1371
 

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

27
 

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

844
 

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

28
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

817
 

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

721
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

806
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

508
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

665
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

806
 

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

709
 

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

811
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

793
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

958
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1246
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1019
 

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

706
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

899
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1165
 

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

745
 

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

392
 

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

508
 

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

549
 

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

516
 

Land adjacent to Sunnymead, Launceston Road, Tavistock (136 new dwellings) – Screening opinion

26
 

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

475
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

523
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

491
 

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

441
 

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

639
 

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

38
 

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

26
 

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

737
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1249
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

761
 

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

395
 

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

446
 

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

756
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

770
 

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

33
 

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

33
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

636
 

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

955
 

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

764
 

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

982
 

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

580
 

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

910
 

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

758
 

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

897
 

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

484
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

487
 

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

691
 

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

240
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

501
 

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

1096
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

866
 

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

1622
 

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

784
 

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

679
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1083