Tavistock homes approved with rail link clause

Tavistock Developer Bovis hopes to build the homes near Callington Road over the next 10 years

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A developer has been given planning approval for new homes in a Devon town, subject to it helping fund a rail link.

West Devon Borough Council approved Bovis' plan for 750 homes in Tavistock on the condition the firm would pay £13.2m towards the line.

If the rail link was to go ahead it would connect Tavistock and Plymouth via Bere Alston.

Trains stopped running between Tavistock and Plymouth in 1968 as a result of the Beeching cuts.

West Devon Borough Council said the rail link was being developed by Devon County Council and could be in place by 2022.

Bovis hopes to build the homes near Callington Road over the next 10 years.

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