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. It is projected that 200 homes will be completed by 2017.




Road Closure - Essential work in relation to the construction of Sherford Main Street

Road Closure 6th February 2020 - 31st July 2020   The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction - Plympton Hill and East Sherford Cross to Deep Lane, Plympton

The proposed works will see sections of “Sherford Main Street” connected into the existing road network in and around the area of the closures. Upon completion of the works a small section of the new highway will be open to public traffic although work on the remainder of the scheme will continue until Summer2020. 

Please see the enclosed plans which shows the proposed closures and the intended closure dates. The works are weather dependent and therefore the programme is subject to change. In the event of a change to the programme, we will aim to inform the public, neighbouring properties and businesses as early as possible.


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 Website

To improve traffic capacity and reduce levels of congestion there are planned construction works from 13th June to 31st March 2017 Deep Lane Phase 1

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

Sherford Illustrative Plan setting out proposals for the whole of the Sherford New Community. 

Highway improvement works in relation to Sherford Main Street 
Road Closure 22nd May 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.



Aerial footage of the Sherford site taken in January 2016