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Update on Dartmoor National Park local plan review

The Dartmoor National Park local plan sets out policies to guide future development in the National Park and is the starting point when decisions are made on planning applications.  It covers issues such as; house extensions, design, the environment, listed buildings, housing, business, farming, tourism, quarrying, and land for development.   At present it is being […]


Greater Horseshoe Bats – Consultation

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council are consulting on a draft South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Supplementary Planning Document.  Town Councillors will discuss this at the next Environment and Transport Committee meeting on May 2nd.  This Supplementary Planning Document will provide guidance on […]


Mayor’s Report 2018

At the Annual Town Meeting today, we heard the annual report from Cllr Pam Barrett, the mayor of Buckfastleigh & Chair of Buckfastleigh Town Council, which summarises the work of the council for the year 2017-18.  Read it here: Mayor’s Report 2018.


Grit Stores Moved Closer to Home

Due to recent events the town stores of Grit and Salt are now being kept at a central location in Buckfastleigh.  Anyone needing any grit/salt should contact the town ranger who will arrange access to the stores. Many thanks to Councillor Huw Cox and friends for help in the removal and re-storing of grit and […]


Land at Holne Road – request for public meeting refused

The Town Council received a Development Brief for 30 properties on Holne Road and requested that the developers come to a public meeting to discuss them.  Burrington Estates have said they do not wish to attend a meeting as they feel they have already spent a lot of time and money on consulting the public […]


Land at Holne Road, Buckfastleigh – Development Brief Consultation

Burrington Estates are asking residents to comment on their Development Brief for the residential development site at Holne Road, Buckfastleigh. Holne Road is an allocated residential development site (Proposal BCK2) in the Dartmoor National Park Authority Local Plan. A Development Brief is a blueprint for how the site should come forward – it is not […]