New South Hams Town Decision Due

The decision for a new town on the outskirts of Plymouth could be made by the end of the year.

The plans for Sherford will go before councillors in December but the public are being asked for their opinions on the development before they do.

Draft proposals have now been published by developers Red Tree, and show plans for the facilities that could be included in the town. These have to be included by Red Tree for the housing development to go ahead.

Nothing has been agreed yet though and the plans would still need to be approved by Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and South Hams District Council.

The new town would be split into three neighbourhoods and have 5,500 new homes. Plans for a £5.2 million primary school, a nursery and a £15 million secondary school have been included, as well as a community park with a cafe, shop and pub.

A GP surgery serving the whole community could be on the cards, along with a proposed town hall, police station and library.

Allotments are included in the plans and for those who like to be active there could be a skate park, a sports hub and an indoor sports centre.

Feedback from the public about the plans needs to be in by 7th November and the plans can be viewed at Follaton House in Totnes or online at