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

781
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

565
 

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

540
 

Batheway Fields, North Tawton (28 new dwellings) – Pending decision

373
 

Beckwell Farm, Meadwell, Kelly, Lifton Wind Turbine – Judicial Review

983
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

699
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Refused

1091
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

900
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1287
 

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

796
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

764
 

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

682
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

761
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

473
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

621
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

759
 

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

669
 

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

772
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

742
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

905
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1175
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

950
 

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

662
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

860
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1085
 

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

700
 

Land adjacent to Brook Farm, Brook Lane, Tavistock – 23 dwellings – At Appeal

343
 

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

472
 

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

507
 

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

484
 

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

445
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

487
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

459
 

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

393
 

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

594
 

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

695
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1194
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

720
 

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

343
 

Meldon Fields, Hameldown Road, Okehampton (73 dwellings) – Pending decision

372
 

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

708
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

714
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

582
 

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

897
 

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

713
 

North Beer Farm, Spreyton Wind Turbine – Appeal Lodged

179
 

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

885
 

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

537
 

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

836
 

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

705
 

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

847
 

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

441
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

443
 

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

636
 

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

201
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

456
 

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

1033
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

809
 

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

1567
 

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

734
 

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

631
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1017