Site Specific Plans
There are some areas in the National Park that have policies and plans tailored to individual sites and areas, these are known as Masterplans and Development Briefs.
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.
These plans 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.
Masterplans and Development briefs
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. Developers commissioned The Prince's Foundation to carry out a masterplan exercise in Chagford. A scoping meeting was held in February 2013 and 'Enquiry by Design' workshops in April 2013. A public consultation exercise on a draft masterplan launched with a public exhibition in Chagford on the 5 September 2013. The masterplan was approved by the National Park Authority at its meeting of the 4 March 2014.
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. Following consultation on a draft Brief in June and November 2013 a final Brief has now been prepared. This Brief, available below, 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)
Developers have prepared a Development Brief for land at Fairfield, a 2.4 hectare housing site in the South Brent. Representatives of the developer and a DNPA officer attending the June meeting of South Brent Parish Council to discuss taking a scheme forward on the site. A stakeholder group was established and meetings were held in August and November 2013 and January 2014 to discuss the consultation process, Brief and emerging design response. Community consultation events were held in South Brent on the 19th September and 28 Novermber 2013 to publicise and discuss the draft Brief. A four week period of public consultation was carried out and a final Brief prepared and submitted to the National Park Authority in January 2014. This Brief, available below, 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) (7 mb)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 3 - Site Analysis) (5.5 mb)
Fairfield, South Brent Development Brief (part 4 - Response) (3.3 mb)
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. A developer is undertaking the preparation of the development brief for the site and has held public consultation meetings on the 29th May and 12th June 2013, and published a Draft Brief for a period of public consultation. A final Brief is now complete, and has been submitted to Dartmoor National Park Authority. This Brief was approved by the Authority at its meeting on the 4 October 2013.
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.
Alternatively, broadband users may download the file as a complete document.
2-6 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead (complete) (3.6mb)
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.
Flood Risk Assessment (Oct 2012):
Historic Buildings Assessment (Nov 2011):
Site issues scoping (plans):
Other housing sites
The Authority is currently working 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:
- Brentor site assessments - a technical assessment of the constraints on development preapred by DNPA
- Following the consultation on the potential sites, a summary has been prepared of the comments received - Brentor feedback - summary
- A summary of the process in shortlisting the available potential sites - Brentor site shortlist
- A report of the Landowner Questionnaire regarding the delivery of the shortlisted sites