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

11
 

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

1053
 

Baldwin Drive, Okehampton (43 new dwellings) – Permitted

781
 

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

712
 

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

34
 

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

659
 

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

1304
 

Boswells Farm, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1015
 

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock 110 new houses – Permitted

1489
 

Callington Road, Tavistock, 750 Houses – Permitted

1210
 

Castle Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1722
 

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

226
 

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

1312
 

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

189
 

Den Brook Wind Farm, North Tawton – Permitted

1046
 

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

1133
 

Ellmead Farm, Folly Gate, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

982
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton (13 new dwellings) – Permitted

930
 

Exeter Road, Okehampton Wind Turbines – Permitted

825
 

Great Cocktree, North Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1083
 

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

912
 

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

992
 

Hatherton, Sampford Courtenay Wind Turbine – Permitted

1082
 

Hayrish Farm, South Tawton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1197
 

Heywood Farm, Bondleigh Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1513
 

Higher Carley Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1286
 

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

886
 

Hillsmoor, Hatherleigh Solar Farm (6.5 acres) – Permitted

1214
 

Hole Farm, Beaworthy Wind Turbine – Permitted. Built

1399
 

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

906
 

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

661
 

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

653
 

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

751
 

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

716
 

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

639
 

Land at North Tawton, 61 dwellings – Permitted

677
 

Land east of Okehampton – 103 dwellings – Permitted

648
 

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

588
 

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

822
 

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

198
 

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

884
 

Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1490
 

Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton Wind Turbines – Permitted

899
 

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

662
 

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

765
 

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

1036
 

Moorside Farm, Broadbury, Okehampton Wind Turbine – Permitted

994
 

Mount Kelly, Tavistock (12 new dwellings) – Permitted

190
 

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

177
 

New Launceston Road, Tavistock 136 New Homes – Screening opinion

857
 

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

1253
 

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

987
 

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

1437
 

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

885
 

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

1156
 

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

1003
 

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

1163
 

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

725
 

St Andrews Road, Whitchurch – 30 dwellings – Screening opinion

720
 

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

910
 

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

435
 

Town Farm, Bridestowe, Okehampton – 25 dwellings – Permitted

791
 

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

1319
 

Tredown Farm, Milton Abbot Wind Turbines – Permitted

1087
 

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

1846
 

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

995
 

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

819
 

Wortham Farm, Lifton Wind Turbine – Permitted. Operational

1279