Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project

A public information event took place at Sherford on 21st February 2024 to show the plans for improvements to Sherford Road. For those unable to make it along to the event, or for those who wish to see the display materials again, please see the links below. Please also see a FAQ document responding to queries received at the event.

Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project public information

Sherford Road Traffic Calming Scheme Presentation

Sherford Road FAQs available here




Planning principles

The original Sherford outline planning application was approved in November 2013, with building work starting on site in 2015.

In 2017, updates to the masterplan and design principles were approved by South Hams District Council.

The updated scheme allowed for the creation of a new eastern neighbourhood, improved drainage and re-distribution of green space for ecological enhancement and more attractive, accessible outdoor space.


Planning applications

In addition to the outline planning permission that has been granted for the development of Sherford, each new neighbourhood or major development within Sherford must be put forward as a planning application for ‘approval of reserved matters’.

Details of the latest planning applications are made available in the news section of this website, with information about any public consultation or engagement that is taking place.



Section 106

Section 106 (S106) refers to legal agreements made between developers and local authorities that are linked to planning permissions.

At Sherford, the S106 requires provision to be made for a wide variety of services including affordable housing, education, sport and recreation, health, infrastructure and the creation of the Sherford Community Trust.

The agreement stipulates that each of these services is delivered when specific development milestones are reached, for example, the number of occupied dwellings.

If you would like more information about the S106, or would like to receive a copy of the S106 obligations for Sherford, please contact us.

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