Proposed Housing Developments in Buckfastleigh – Update

Here is a summary of the situation with proposals for significant housing developments in our town:

Holne Road – Burrington Estates have applied for planning permission to build 30 dwellings on land near Holne Road.  This application is currently still being processed by Dartmoor National Park.  The target date for a decision was 21 November 2018.  The application number is 0452/18 and further information can be found here on the DNP website.  The Council’s response objecting to this application can be read here.

Barn Park – Buckfast Estates have applied for planning permission to build 28 dwellings (10 affordable and 18 open market) on land west of Barn Park.  This application is being processed with a target date for a decision of 4 February 2019.  The application number is 0615/18 and further information can be found here.   The Town Council is objecting to this for the following reasons:  flood risk, lack of genuinely affordable housing, impact on services, access issues, absence of sustainability in the design, and lack of biodiversity protection.  

Oaklands Road – Coworth Homes are proposing a development on a green field north of Oaklands Road, with access via Glebelands and Oaklands Park. The development would be 51 two and three-bedroom dwellings including 18 affordable homes.  This land is not currently allocated for housing in the Dartmoor National Park Local Plan.  Therefore, the National Park would have to first agree to designate this land as suitable for housing before any planning application can be submitted and considered.