In excess of £1billion will be invested in Sherford to create 5,500 homes alongside shops, businesses, leisure facilities, schools, parks and woodland.
Sherford is already bringing considerable new business and commercial opportunities to the area and will inject £2 billion into the local economy.
Sherford covers both local authority areas. The initial first phase of homes is largely in the Plymouth area, however as Sherford progresses, construction will focus on building homes in the South Hams.
Please visit the traffic section of the website for details of roadworks. Residents and immediate neighbours will be contacted directly if any large works are taking place.
Sherford is an entire new community being built in the heart of Devon, which will become home to 12,000 new residents. Find out more here.
The Sherford Consortium is a partnership of award-winning national homebuilders, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey.
Work to develop the main road connecting Sherford to Deep Lane is progressing well and is expected to open to the public in summer 2020.
Next to Sherford Vale primary school is one of the first town squares. It will become a bustling social hub for shops, cafés and an array of local businesses. It is expected that the business and commercial space in this area will be occupied in the next two to three years.
The first section of the extensive 500-acre community park opened to the public in the summer of 2018. Free to use and explore, it can be accessed from Sherford Road. From May 2019 onwards, Sherford residents will be able to access it directly via a footpath from the town.
An operator has now been selected for Sherford's leisure, and its design is now in progress. Construction is set to start in Summer 2020 and is expected to take 60 weeks to complete and open. As plans and designs are finalised, more information will be shared.
Sherford is set to be one of the greenest new communities in the UK, with over £1 million already invested into eco-friendly initiatives, including creating wildlife corridors and extensive planting.
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Living at Sherford
Take a look at the boundary guidance here, which will tell you. Please then contact your relevant local authority for information on public services or any queries you have.
Please direct any queries regarding your home to the appropriate developer. Contact details for each developer are as follows – or call into the sales offices at Sherford:
Bovis Homes: 01752 929028
Linden Homes: 01752 522870
Taylor Wimpey: 01752 967828
Sherford Vale opened in September 2018. It is sponsored and run by Westcountry Schools Trust. It will, in time, offer 420 primary places, when full and a second wing added. Places are available to children between the ages of 2-11. Visit the school website for more information.
Transport links will be available at Sherford, including Park and Ride sites, with links throughout the community, and National Cycle Network connections, with links to existing bridle ways.
Drive along Sherford Road until you reach the car park at the southern edge of Sherford. From May 2019 onwards, Sherford residents will be able to access it directly via a footpath from the town.
Contact has been made with Royal Mail, the process has started to install a post box and is due to be operational in the coming months.
There are currently two defibrillators at Sherford, one at Sherford Vale primary school and the other within the Groundfix site compound.
Yes, all secondary school children that attend Ivybridge Community College are entitled to free transport, regardless of whether they live in the Plymouth or South Hams.
The first pedestrian crossing is operational on Hercules Road, as part of the traffic calming measures throughout the development. Further crossings will be added as the development progresses.
There have been discussions regarding the provision of a temporary shop, which the Sherford Consortium would look to implement subject to interest and support from residents.
All residents should receive information about their management company when buying a Sherford property. Charges are dependent on the type of property, so residents are encouraged to approach their relevant developer in relation to their individual property.
South Hams District Council and Plymouth City Council are working in partnership to ensure that residents benefit from the most practical and efficient waste and recycling service possible.
While the construction of Sherford is ongoing, some residents paying Council Tax to South Hams District Council will have their waste collected by Plymouth City Council until the development is complete. This is due to there currently being limited road access to certain areas of the development.
Once road access is improved and the development moves closer to completion, South Hams District Council will be able to service properties in these areas. Residents will be notified of any changes to waste and recycling service in advance.
Providing a regular waste collection to properties on an active building development can be a challenge, and we would like to thank residents for their paitence during this time.
If you have any further queries, you can find more information via the Plymouth Gov website, or by calling the contact centre on 01752 668000.
Sherford Vale School has a sports pitch for pupils. Other sports pitches are planned as part of Sherford and will be completed and constructed as the development progresses.
The first secondary school is expected to open in the next five to seven years, as the town expands and the need grows. This will be when around 1,350 homes at Sherford are completed. It will be located next to Sherford Vale primary school.
Work will soon start to create the skate park, and it is hoped this will be completed and open to the public in late 2020.
The Community Trust is a limited company set up to help shape the new community both socially and economically as it continues to develop. Funded by the Sherford Consortium, the Board of Directors of the Trust include a representative each drawn from South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Brixton Parrish Council, Plymouth City Council and members of the Sherford Consortium. Acting in the community's interest, the Trust will work with residents to support community-related activities, including shaping neighbourhood facilities, promoting sustainable living, encouraging social networks, assisting associations and clubs, as well as supporting the economic development of the town.
You can find out more about the Community Trust by visiting www.sherfordtrust.org.uk.
Sherford is a young and thriving family town, and in response to requests from residents, there is a green open space available to children. Fenced off and stretching 35m by 20m, it is a safe open area for children and families to play or relax.
Work has also started to create Sherford's first playground, which is set to span 1,850 square metres and have everything from climbing nets and rotating balance beams, to stepping posts and fireman poles. Catering for children from 2 - 12 years old, the new playground is set to open by February half-term 2020. Check out the plans by visiting the Gallery section of the Sherford website.
If you are struggling to find community meeting space, please contact the Sherford Community Trust Co-Ordinator, Judy Talbot, by email at email@example.com.
We are also continuing to look into creating an additional community meeting space and will continue to provide updates as plans progress.
Funded by residents' contributions, the Community Trust has set up a Grant support scheme which residents of Sherford can use to apply for support of between £50 - £1000. To find out more or to apply visit: https://www.sherfordtrust.org.uk/help.htm
Successful grant applications for a project or idea should:
- Benefits residents generally with wide community support
- Show how it meets one or more of the Trust's objectives
- Show commitment from the residents in cash or kind.
The Local Authorities are currently in discussion with the Clinical Commissioning Group about a doctor's practice at Sherford. A review is currently taking place, which is looking into local health needs, as well as when a practice might be established. More information will be released as planning progresses.
Buying at Sherford
Sherford is a community open to all and as such, we have already seen that it is appealing to a wide range of people. There are hundreds of people already happily settled at Sherford, including first time buyers, military personnel, local families and retirees.
A variety of homes, from apartments and town houses, to mews and detached properties, are available to suit a range of needs and budgets. Each developer has a range of finishes and fittings available and property prices start from £174,950.
Click here for sales information from the individual developers. You can also visit Sherford to see what life will be like in the new town and speak to a sales advisor.
· Linden Homes show homes and marketing suite, open 10am – 5pm, seven days a week
· Bovis Homes show homes and sales office, open 10am – 5pm, seven days a week
· Taylor Wimpey show homes and sales office, open from 11am- 5.30 pm, seven days a week
Help to Buy is a Government backed equity scheme, enabling homebuyers to purchase a new home with just 5% deposit and a 20% Government equity loan. You can find out more here.
Currently, there is not such an initiative in place for homes at Sherford.
Affordable housing is a term that refers to social rented housing, shared equity and shared ownership schemes. Across the whole of Sherford, 20% of the homes will be dedicated to affordable housing – that’s more than 1,000 homes. Within the first phase, there will be 122 affordable homes and 24 will be wheelchair adapted homes.
Those in need of an affordable home, or wishing to be considered, need to apply to Devon Home Choice, for rented accommodation. Properties for rent will be advertised through Devon Home Choice and allocated in accordance with the Section 106 agreement and the Local Lettings Plan for Sherford. For part ownership, register with Help to Buy South West.
Working at Sherford
On completion, there will be 84,000sqm of commercial and employment space at Sherford, with 5,000 jobs available in the town’s business, shops and facilities. A commercial agent has been appointed.
Design and planning of the first commercial and retail units is underway now. We are already liaising with businesses regarding commercial opportunities at Sherford and will provide updates soon.
To register your interest, or to find out more information about the first commercial opportunities available at Sherford, contact John Slade at Monk and Partners: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the commercial space set to be available at Sherford, contact John Slade via email at email@example.com.
Business opportunities will be marketed at both local and national businesses, with the focus on Sherford becoming a thriving market town.
The first town square is where Sherford Vale school is located. It will become a bustling social hub for shops, cafés and an array of local businesses. It is expected that the business and commercial space in this area will be occupied in the next two to three years.
Yes, more commercial space will be created as construction of the town progresses, and this includes potentially creating office space in future phases.
There will be a range of retail space available, and initially as part of the first phase, between 10-12 units will be available to let.
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Site and traffic updates
Work to develop the main road connecting Sherford to Deep Lane junction is now underway. The work is due to be completed by Spring 2020 and you can find out more information here.
Direct queries or complaints to email@example.com for a response in 48 hours. Contact the site team on 07876 780466 if urgent. If you are making a complaint about a construction vehicle, we encourage you to provide number plate details.
Stay up to date by checking the news page, which features site and traffic updates. Sign up to the Sherford newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest traffic information.
As part of a long-term travel plan for the area, Sherford has been designed to link with key road infrastructure improvements – making commutes easier and safer.
Decisions regarding the status of Sherford Road are not and have not been made by the Sherford Consortium. They have been developed through a collaborative design process involving by Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and South Hams District Council.
Those using the new section of Sherford Road must be aware that it has a new layout and is no longer the country lane they may have used previously. It should be approached with caution, mindful of the speed limit, other road users and the kerbs.
As the town expands, in time Sherford Road will become a street within a residential area, integrated into the new community, used neither as a primary route to access the A38, nor as a thoroughfare for Sherford residents.
Disabled bays will be included as part of Sherford’s main town. The Consortium will also be reviewing disabled parking on an ongoing basis, and residents with disabilities are encouraged to apply for ‘Blue Badge’ via https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge.
We take discipline and site rules seriously, and our team is committed to enforcing this across the development. However, with multiple contractors onsite, there may be some incidences that the site team is unaware of. In order to take the appropriate action, we require as much information as possible, which includes noting the vehicle registration plate, company name, time, date and a photo (if possible), along with a detailed description of the incident. Please send these details to firstname.lastname@example.org and the incident will be investigated by our site team.
Click here for information on buying a home at Sherford from the individual developers or visit the sales offices on Hercules Road.
Please direct any queries regarding your home to the appropriate developer's customer care team.
Bovis Homes: 01752 929028
Linden Homes: 01752 522870
Taylor Wimpey: 01752 967828
Please direct queries of an operational nature or about the construction work to email@example.com. Local residents with any urgent queries or concerns should contact the site team on: 07876 780466
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