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

89
 

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

1126
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

855
 

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

784
 

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

112
 

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

772
 

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

1396
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1100
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1605
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1301
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1838
 

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

294
 

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

1405
 

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

259
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

1119
 

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

1348
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

1052
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

1237
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

892
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1175
 

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

989
 

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

1064
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

1152
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1290
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1603
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1374
 

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

965
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1306
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1489
 

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

977
 

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

745
 

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

724
 

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

829
 

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

794
 

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

707
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

748
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

722
 

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

667
 

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

883
 

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

277
 

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

26
 

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

956
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1553
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

966
 

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

730
 

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

848
 

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

1100
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1057
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

271
 

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

237
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

937
 

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

1330
 

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

1070
 

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

1531
 

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

955
 

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

1242
 

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

1082
 

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

1243
 

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

804
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

784
 

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

982
 

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

513
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

881
 

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

1400
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1169
 

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

1921
 

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

1076
 

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

886
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1352