Policies

The planning policies that have informed the vision for Sherford

  • National Guidance
    Current UK Government guidance favours well-designed, sustainable developments shaped by public consultation and transparent decision-making.
  • Devon Structure Plan 2001-2016
    Adopted in October 2004, the Structure Plan envisages Sherford as a socially and economically sustainable town with 4000 dwellings, favouring walking, cycling and public transport.
  • South West Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) up to 2026
    The draft RSS (which will succeed the Structure Plan when approved) supports ‘a strategic urban extension to Plymouth’ at Sherford of 6000 dwellings offering employment opportunities, services and facilities, affordable housing and high quality public transport.
  • Local Development Frameworks
    The site for Sherford spans two councils – South Hams District and Plymouth City. The Sherford and North Plymstock Area Action Plans endorse the Red Tree masterplan and were adopted in August 2007.