A planning application has been submitted to Dartmoor National Park Authority that will affect the old route of the railway through to Ashburton Station, effectively it will prevent any future potential to re-connect Ashburton Station to the South Devon Railway.
Please submit your comments to DNPA, we suggest your comment is based around the fact that part of the application compromises the footprint of the former railway line and that you object to any housing being built on land that will preclude any future possibility for re-instating Ashburton’s Railway Station and to link it back with the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh.
Comments (before 25th Sept) can be made online at http://www2.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?councilName=Dartmoor+National+Park&appNumber=0441/15 or by post to
Planning (quoting the application number 0441/15) Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ
Brewery Meadow, Ashburton. (Also known as Tuckers)
DNPA Application Number 0441/15
Outline application for re-development to 32 residential units, public parking and flood channel works (all matters reserved)
For further information and to see the detailed application please follow this link.
If you know anyone who lives in or around Ashburton please get them to submit their comments – they are likely to be better considered than hundreds of comments from ‘ousiders’.