Store with equestrian vibe heading for Tavistock

By Sarah Pitt   |   Reporter   |
Friday 25th February 2022 7:00 am
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AN application has been submitted to West Devon Borough Council for planning permission for a complete refit of the former Santander bank on Brook Street, Tavistock into a new fashion store, Joules.

The high street chain, which sells fashion clothing with an equestrian vibe, already has 90 outlets nationwide.

In the application, 0338/22, Joules sets out its plans for the new store at 49 Brook Street.

The retailer is seeking planning permission for a new new timber framed shopfront with display window and a door to the side.

Advertising consent is also sought for a new shop sign, in the Joules’ colours of black on ochre yellow (0339/22).

The store is currently vacant and boarded up.

Comments are invited to West Devon Borough Council via the planning section of the council’s website by March 10.

Meanwhile, in Highampton, Mr and Mrs R Dumpleton are applying for full planning permission for two new dwellings to replace an existing barn (0124/22). The proposal for Town Barton Farm is for a pair of semi-detached houses, one with two bedrooms and the other three bedrooms. A statement on behalf of the applicants said the proposal had been drawn up after pre-application advice from council officers.

‘The replacement of the existing open barn with the pair of semi-detached units will have a range of benefits to the local area. It will be an immediate visual enhancement to the setting as well as providing two modestly sized dwellings which are in desperate need in this area as identified by West Devon’s housing requirements.

‘In keeping with the simple barn-like appearance, the frontage has deliberately been kept restrained in terms of windows and features with the main entrances being on the side and the larger openings being positioned at the rear,’ said the statement.

‘At the same time, the size and position of the windows have been carefully designed to utilise solar gains, provide links with the gardens as well as maximising the fabulous views.’

A proposal for holiday acccomdation at a South Narraton Farm near Okehampton will involve the conversion of two outbuildigs.

The application proposes converting a Nissen hut and an outbuilding currently used as a workshop into holiday homes, 0131/22/FUL.

The Nissen hut will retain the style of a Nissen hut, revamped with doors and windows in keeping with the style as well as new cladding. The workshop, a blockhouse structure, will be revamped with a gable roof and horizontal waney edge cladding. Both units will be wheelchair accessible. Comments are invited via the planning section of the WDBC website by March 10.

Other applications to West Devon Borough Council include:

Photovoltaic cells on roof of outbuilding, planning and Listed Building Consent, Glebe House, Exbourne —

Listed Building Consent for proposed new permeter fence, Quay View School, Bere Alston ­—


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