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

1008
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

736
 

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

684
 

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

7
 

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

617
 

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

1255
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

961
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1393
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1166
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1659
 

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

188
 

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

1223
 

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

162
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

999
 

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

873
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

942
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

666
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

802
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1030
 

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

875
 

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

954
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

1030
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1150
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1443
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1239
 

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

860
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1144
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1355
 

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

879
 

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

603
 

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

629
 

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

709
 

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

677
 

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

609
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

649
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

623
 

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

548
 

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

792
 

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

170
 

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

859
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1448
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

870
 

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

617
 

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

711
 

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

987
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

950
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

166
 

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

151
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

806
 

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

1188
 

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

930
 

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

1352
 

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

839
 

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

1094
 

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

960
 

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

1119
 

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

700
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

680
 

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

873
 

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

410
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

741
 

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

1273
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1063
 

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

1806
 

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

947
 

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

800
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1246