More than 1,000 homes for Plymouth community


The Sherford Consortium has submitted plans for the third stage of its new community, leading to subsequent plans to build more than 1,000 homes. 

Plans for the new Sherford community.
Credit: Sherford.

The Sherford Consortium has submitted a planning application to South Hams District Council for phase 3A&B of its new residential community. 

This application concerns the communal infrastructure of Sherford, and subsequent applications for this phase will see the design and construction of around 1,024 homes. 

The Consortium is a partnership between Taylor Wimpey, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Housebuilding. 

Full scope 

Spanning 45 hectares of land, phase 3A&B is located on the eastern edge of Sherford, and features of the new plan include: 

  • Green spaces and communal areas (totaling to 35 hectares). 
  • Five kilometres of new cycle routes connecting the Country Park, the National Cycle Network, and areas under development in the second phase of Sherford. 
  • The development of ‘wildlife corridors’ to connect and maintain habitats for wildlife. 
  • The planting of 4.5 hectares of new woodland. 
  • The completion of Southern Avenue, Sherford’s main road connecting to the A38. 

The Consortium expects work on the communal infrastructure to start next year and take around two-to-three years to complete. 

The new homes are estimated to take a further three-to-five years to complete. 

Wider community

The new Plymouth community is expected to include 5,500 new homes and 15,000 residents, and span 202 hectares. 

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council, and Devon County Council are involved in the development of the community, which began construction in 2016. 

Around £1 billion has been invested into the community, with £32 million provided by Homes England. 

Across the whole development, roughly 300-400 construction jobs will be available. 

On phase 3A&B, Peter Sadler, managing director of Countryside Partnerships South West, part of the Sherford Consortium, said: “With a town centre, leisure centre, schools, community facilities, abundant green space and much more planned, Sherford is not only one of the largest new developments in the South West, but also one of the most exciting and ambitious too. 

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