Site specific plans

There are some areas in the National Park that have policies and plans tailored to individual sites and areas. Sometimes for these areas we require a Masterplan or Development Brief before a planning application is prepared. These are a "blueprint" for a site, giving everyone with an interest in it the opportunity to agree how it is developed. This might include, for example, how a site is accessed, what type of housing it should deliver, and where housing or other development would be within site.

A Masterplan or Development Brief is not a grant of planning permission, but applications on the site should fit with what they say. We have prepared Masterplanning Guidance to show the process and provide some background information.

Our local plan says that Masterplans and Development Briefs should be prepared for larger development sites in the National Park, before a planning application comes forward.  

Information on specific sites

Chagford - Bretteville

The site at Chagford is identified in the Development Management DPD (Proposal CHG2), as a 3.7 hectare sites for mixed use including a public car park, housing for the elderly, other housing (including affordable housing to meet local needs) and an area of recreation open space for community use. The masterplan was approved by the National Park Authority at its meeting of the 4 March 2014. 

Ashburton - Chuley Road

The site at Ashburton is identified in the Development Management DPD (Proposal ASH2), as a 3.5 hectare site for mixed use redevelopment including housing, commercial and employment uses and a public car park. 

Ashburton - Longstone Cross 

Land at Longstone Cross is identified in the Development Management DPD (Proposal ASH1) as a 1.1 hectare site for affordable housing.  This Brief was approved by the National Park Authority at its meeting on the 7 February 2014.

Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (text)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (key plan)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (annex 1)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (annex 2)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (annex 3)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (annex 4)
Longstone Cross, Ashburton - Development Brief (other drawings) (14 mb) (large file - requires fast connection)

South Brent

Developers prepared a Development Brief for land at Fairfield, a 2.4 hectare housing site in the South Brent.  This Brief was approved by the National Park Authority at its meeting on the 7 February 2014.

Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 1 - Introduction)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 2 - Village Analysis)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 3 - Site Analysis)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 4 - Response)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 5 - Appendices)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (Community Consultation Response)

Yelverton - Briar Tor

The site at Yelverton is identified in the Development Management DPD (proposal YEL1) as a 0.95 hectare site for housing (50% affordable housing) and an area of recreational open space. This Brief was approved by the Authority at its meeting on the 4 October 2013.   

Development Brief - Land at Briar Tor, Yelverton Draft Development Brief (Indicative Site Plan)

Moretonhampstead - 2-6 Ford Street

The following Design Brief was commissioned by the Authority in order to guide and encourage development to come forward on the fire damaged site at Ford Street, Moretonhampstead. 

2-6 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead (part 1 - context)
2-6 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead (part 2 - guidance)

Buckfastleigh - Devonia

The site at Buckfastleigh is identified in the Development Management DPD (proposal BCK3) as a 2.55 hectare site for mixed use redevelopment.  Information was prepared which informed the allocation of the site in the local plan (some in draft form).  This could inform the preparation of a Masterplan in the future. This is available below. 

North Brentor

The Authority worked with the Parish Council and West Devon Borough Council to consider opportunities for a small housing scheme to meet an identified need for affordable housing in the Parish of Brentor.  Following a 'call for sites' the information prepared is set out below: