Tiddy Brook Meadows, Devon

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Tiddy Brook Meadows
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Tiddy Brook Meadows
Location within Devon
OS grid reference SX480740
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PL19
Dialling code 01822
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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50°32′42″N4°09′00″W / 50.545°N 4.150°W / 50.545; -4.150 Coordinates: 50°32′42″N4°09′00″W / 50.545°N 4.150°W / 50.545; -4.150

Tiddy Brook Meadows,(sometimes called Tiddybrook Meadows) is a settlement in Devon. It lies south of Whitchurch and just east of Tavistock, and sits on the banks of the river Tiddy Brook, [1] which flows into the River Tavy. Most of the settlement was built in the late 2000s.

Devon County of England

Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town. The county includes the districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon. Plymouth and Torbay are each geographically part of Devon, but are administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon's area is 6,707 km2 and its population is about 1.1 million.

Whitchurch, Devon village in United Kingdom

Whitchurch is a village just to the south-east of the town of Tavistock, Devon, England. It lies in the West Devon local authority area, and within Tavistock Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. Due to the expansion of Tavistock in recent years, the two settlements have joined and Whitchurch is now considered part of Tavistock, but historically, Whitchurch formed part of the Roborough Hundred.

Tavistock town in Devon, England

Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town within West Devon, England. It is situated on the River Tavy from which its name derives. At the 2011 census the three electoral wards had a population of 13,028. It traces its recorded history back to at least 961 when Tavistock Abbey, whose ruins lie in the centre of the town, was founded. Its most famous son is Sir Francis Drake.



Tiddy Brook Meadows only officially has a bus stop, [2] however shopping wise Tavistock Town Centre and Whitchurch stores, which includes a Post Office, are within walking distance. The area is served by Devon and Cornwall Police and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. The nearest hospital is Derriford Hospital, although there is a small clinic in Tavistock.

Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall, including the unitary authority areas of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the county of Devon and the non-metropolitan county of Somerset in South West England. The service does not cover the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset, which are covered by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service. It is the fifth largest fire and rescue service in the United Kingdom.

Derriford Hospital Hospital in England

Derriford Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Plymouth, England. The hospital serves Plymouth and nearby areas of Devon and Cornwall. It also provides tertiary cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and renal transplant surgery for the whole of the South West Peninsula. It is managed by the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. It was designated a Regional Trauma Centre in 2013. A helipad capable of night operation was opened in 2015, to replace the existing daytime-only grass pad. The hospital is used for clinical training of medical students from the Peninsula Medical School which is maintained by the University of Plymouth. It is one of five hospitals with an attached MOD hospital unit to cater to service personnel.

Building controversy

Many residents of nearby Whitchurch, Devon were upset with the extended building of homes, which occurred between 2007 and 2013 in the Tiddy Brook Meadows area because the area where the new homes were built was originally designated as a natural area bordering Whitchurch by the West Devon Borough Council. Many others have criticised the site of the new buildings because it lies on a Floodplain, which leaves the area prone to flooding. Also it has been criticised for causing congestion on smaller roads in the area. In October 2016 it was announced that British house building company Redrow were planning to fill out the Meadow by building at least 110 homes, further increasing criticism from locals, especially those from Whitchurch. [3]

Floodplain Land adjacent to a stream or river which is flooded during periods of high discharge

A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge. The soils usually consist of clays, silts, and sands deposited during floods.

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  1. "Google Maps" . Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. "Whitchurch Tiddybrook Meadows (SE-bound) – Bus Times" . Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  3. "Developing Tiddy?Brook meadows 'unwanted and unnecessary'" . Retrieved 29 October 2016.