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

970
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

720
 

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

664
 

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

571
 

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

1220
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

915
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1353
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1122
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1581
 

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

160
 

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

1146
 

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

139
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

952
 

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

846
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

919
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

624
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

777
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

976
 

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

835
 

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

929
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

955
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1104
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1397
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1186
 

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

832
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1088
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1317
 

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

854
 

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

557
 

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

609
 

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

664
 

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

641
 

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

100
 

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

585
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

626
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

603
 

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

530
 

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

766
 

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

121
 

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

146
 

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

831
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1406
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

850
 

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

566
 

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

644
 

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

939
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

910
 

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

134
 

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

114
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

768
 

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

1107
 

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

893
 

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

1252
 

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

780
 

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

1056
 

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

910
 

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

1049
 

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

648
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

636
 

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

813
 

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

382
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

689
 

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

1237
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1029
 

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

1769
 

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

906
 

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

775
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1222