Sherford Valley, on the Eastern outskirts of Plymouth, South Devon

Sherford will occupy some 1200 acres of farmland between the A38 and A379 on the eastern outskirts of Plymouth. It is 8km north of the south coast, 1km north of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 5km south west of Dartmoor and 7km east of Plymouth city centre.

Its location allows Sherford to be connected to Plymouth – be part of Plymouth – but also belong to the South Hams landscape, which it will respect and enhance.

Yes, it’s an urban extension, but it won’t be urban sprawl. This is an opportunity to create a market town with its own identity and facilities for a community of 12,000 people.

Sherford will create a clearly defined limit for Plymouth’s eastward expansion.