SP5 - Spatial priorities for development in Tavistock

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been adopted! To find out more please visit the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Adoption page.

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The plan seeks to enhance to enhance the vibrancy and sustainability of Tavistock.  This will include:

  1. Providing for mixed use development to help meet local housing need and increase employment opportunities to support the long term resilience of the town.
  2. Maintaining and improving key road links between Tavistock and Plymouth.
  3. Reinstating the former rail link between Tavistock and Bere Alston, alongside improvements to bus services, to provide a high quality sustainable transport alternative for journeys into and from Plymouth.
  4. Delivering improvements to secondary school facilities in Tavistock.
  5. The delivery of a new primary school in the west of the town and expansion of existing schools.
  6. Having regard to the impact of development on the Tamar Valley AONB, Dartmoor National Park, World Heritage Site and areas of conservation and archaeological importance.
  7. Protecting, enhancing and promoting the heritage of the town, particularly the World Heritage Site.
  8. Delivering an extra care facility.
  9. Working with relevant authorities to look for appropriate solutions to manage traffic flow in and around the town.