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

720
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

512
 

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

491
 

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

300
 

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

901
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

634
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Refused

999
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

821
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1186
 

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

742
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

704
 

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

633
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

705
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

433
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

574
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

699
 

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

616
 

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

708
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

679
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

830
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1086
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

860
 

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

606
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

802
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1000
 

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

650
 

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

289
 

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

423
 

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

453
 

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

435
 

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

399
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

436
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

417
 

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

334
 

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

522
 

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

636
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1122
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

662
 

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

291
 

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

282
 

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

640
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

643
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

516
 

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

823
 

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

642
 

North Beer Farm, Spreyton Wind Turbine – Appeal Lodged

130
 

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

823
 

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

488
 

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

756
 

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

652
 

Ramsdown, Milton Abbot Wind Turbine – At Appeal

266
 

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

778
 

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

385
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

386
 

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

578
 

Tamerton Road, Roborough Solar Farm (36 acres) – Pending decision

145
 

Taw Valley Eco Park, North Tawton Solar Farm (140 acres) – Pending decision

1361
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

400
 

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

963
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

744
 

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

1476
 

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

667
 

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

571
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

932