A main route from Brentor toTavistock is closed for around three months as groundworks for a the new Embden Grange housing estate, being built on the northern edge of Tavistock, are being carried out. Butcher Park Hill will be closed until at least Friday 17 May unless the work is completed more quickly. The road closure has been granted by Devon County Council so that the developer of the 120 houses being built at the top of the hill, (Barratt Developments PLC) can instal sewerage and gas pipes and modify the BT cable. A footpath is also planned to be built at the same time.
Although the closure is anticipated for 14 weeks, the closure order is for up to 18 months, so the closure could be extended if there are delays to the works.