Where Next? Have Your Say

Let your Town Councillors know what you would like to see happen in Buckfastleigh. Meet them outside Searle's on Saturday, 20th July between 11 am and 12 noon.

Join the Town Council!


There are vacancies for new Town Councillors.  Find out  how to apply here.


New Buckfastleigh Housing Needs Survey

A new questionnaire from Devon Communities Together, facilitated by Teignbridge District Council and supported by the Town Council will be popping through your letter box in June which can be completed on paper or online.

You may be asking what is the point in filling this in?

A Housing Needs Survey is an independent report which collates information about the current housing situation, circumstances and need in our community. An assessment of the data collated is then used to identify what housing is needed with an emphasis on affordable housing which can be used by your Town Council, Dartmoor National Park, Teignbridge District Council and community groups to ensure the right number, size and tenure of homes are built.

It is important that residents complete the survey even if you do not have a current need. Further information to follow in due course.

Proposed development of 75 dwellings at Land at Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh Town Council's response to planning applications 0363/23 and 0364/23 can be read here.

The information and the application in its entirety are available to be viewed on the DNP website, please follow this link:


20th February 2024 - appeal consultation letter received by Dartmoor National Park Authority

Non Determination within 8 weeks
Failed to give notice of its decision within the appropriate period (usually 8 weeks) on an application for permission
or approval Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved apart from Access) for circa 75 dwellings and
associated infrastructure Land At Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DR

An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate has been submitted by the developer. You can make comments relating to the appeal online at: www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate  by using the seven digit number at the end of this reference no: W/23/3334395 or by writing to the authority quoting this reference number by 26th March 2024. Representations will be made known to the appellant, but not acknowledged by the Planning Inspectorate.

Defibrillator Locations

Make sure you know where all the town defibrillators are located.  Have a look here

Buckfastleigh Green Fair

Would you or your organisation like to be involved in the next Buckfastleigh Green Fair on Saturday 28th September 2024? Please contact Judith at: clerk@buckfastleigh.gov.uk to express your interest.


Letter to Teignbridge District Council

The Town Council has been trying to understand how Buckfastleigh missed out on some significant potential funding from central government given to Teignbridge District Council to help aid business, communication and transport in rural communities.  Here is a letter which we have have sent to the Chief Executive and Liberal Democrat leadership at TDC.

The Town Council & the Town Hall

The Town Council office can still be reached by leaving a message on the office answerphone - 01364 642576 - or phoning the Town Clerk on 07904 033616.  

Wildspace Garden Summer Opening

The Wildspace Garden is now open to the public.  Read the story and find our summer opening times here.

Citizens Advice Outreach Service

Due to the demand for the Citizens Advice Outreach Service which runs in partnership with the Foodbank at St. Luke's Church, the Friday morning video booth at the Town Hall is not being used and is therefore cancelled with immediate effect.

Buckfastleigh Town Council will however continue to fund this valuable service and the door is always open should Teignbridge Citizens Advice wish to return to the Town Hall at a later date.

A representative of Citizens Advice is available at the Foodbank every Friday from 10.00 am until noon.  To make an appointment, please telephone 01364 644485 or email: info@ buckfastleigh.foodbank.org.uk.

Advice is also available on freephone:  0808 278 7997

Problems with roads, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc.

A reminder that any problems with highways should be reported online to DCC.  Read more here.


Ways to Report a Crime

Find out here the different ways to report crimes to Devon and Cornwall Police.