Sherford is a new housing development being built that will become home to some 12,000 new residents. It is the product of over two decades of planning, public consultation, and expertise of award-winning architects, consultants, craftsmen, ecologists, surveyors, engineers and designers.

Sherford will combine traditional design with modern living and feature 5,500 homes alongside shops, businesses, leisure facilities, schools, parks and woodland.

The Sherford Consortium is a partnership of housebuilding companies, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey. The development will take an estimated 15-20 years to complete. 

Three Parish Councillors and Clerk attend a Sherford Liaison meeting on a quarterly basis to discuss progress and any issues associated with the project. 



Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project
A public information event took place at Sherford on 21st February 2024 to show plans for the improvements to Sherford Road. 

Please refer to Sherford Land Trust website for information regarding the plans and the FAQs. 

Main route from Brixton to A38

Brixton Parish Council have received several concerns regarding the lack of clarity of the route from Brixton to A38.

This map shows the new layout. Please click on it to view a larger version.


Road Closure Brixton to Hercules Road, Sherford.

Brixton Parish Council has been informed that the closure of Red Lion Hill and Stamps Hill to Hercules Road at Sherford will be extended beyond the date of the current Traffic Order – July 2024. A further application for a Traffic Order to extend the period of closure will be made by the Sherford Consortium in due course.



Sherford Phase 2D Adoption Plan

Sherford Community Land Trust

Sherford Community Land Trust

Sherford Community Land Trust was set up to support the town socially and economically.

The Trust is a limited company and acts in the community’s interest to help shape neighbourhood facilities, promote sustainable living, encourage social networks, assist associations and clubs, and support the economic development of the town and its social enterprise.

For any further information please visit the Sherford Community Land Trust website.


Sherford Community Initial Survey - 2019 

The first Sherford Community Survey, undertaken by South Hams District Council, in partnership with the joint councils and organisations involved in Sherford was undertaken in spring of 2019.

The aims of the survey were to:

  • ​Create a demographic profile of the new community
  • Help understand the needs of the community now and in the future
  • Understand the residents' opinion of Sherford
  • Understand the residents' concerns and issues about living in Sherford.

Of the 230 homes occupied at the time of the survey approximately 50% of residents responded telling us about their households and about life in the new town.


Sherford 2019 Community Survey Quick Stats Leaflet (pdf)

Sherford 2019 Community Survey Results and Findings Report (pdf)


Sherford Community Survey 2021

Much has changed since the 2019 survey,  with new facilities coming online and the community nearly doubling in size this survey is designed to provide a snapshot of life at Sherford.

The latest Sherford Community Survey results from 2021 are now available.  Please see the Survey Statistics Leaflet below.  If you would like to view the full raw data please request these on

Sherford 2021 Community Survey Quick Stats Leaflet (pdf)

Sherford 2021 Community Survey Full Results (pdf)

Sherford 2021 Community Survey Results and Findings Report (pdf)





 The first brick has been laid at Sherford in monumental milestone for new town.


Aerial footage of the Sherford site taken in January 2016


Sherford Traffic Survey (June 2018)
Sherford Traffic Survey (October 2018)