Dartmoor National Park
The sites of Blackdown and Down Garages in Mary Tavy were allocated for mixed use development in the Dartmoor National Park Local Plan Review. The Local Plan Review stated that the development should incorporate housing (including an element of affordable housing), parking provision for the village shop and public amenity space. It was emphasised that traffic calming measures and a contribution to education facilities would be sought and the development would be carried out in a comprehensive manner in accordance with a development brief that would be commissioned by Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA). The main aim of the allocation was to improve the character and appearance of the centre of Mary Tavy, an opportunity which was expected to arise as a result of the anticipated closure of both garages.
Tetlow King Planning continued to work very closely with Officers at DNPA and other key stakeholders including the Environment Agency, South West Water, Highway Authority and Parish Council in preparing the application scheme. Tetlow King Planning submitted a detailed planning application for the mixed use development of the vacant Blackdown Garage site. The application scheme incorporated 19 houses including five affordable units; five car parking spaces for the village shop and post office; public amenity space; and traffic calming measures along the A386.