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 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 Residents Association 

The current Residents Association was disbanded in July 2021 and will hopefully be re-established in the future

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 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.

This survey is now closed.  Results will be posted here once received.







 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)