East Devon & Exeter

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About the area

East Devon is a local government district which was formed in 1974. Its council is based in Sidmouth. It is covered by two Parliamentary constituencies; East Devon and Tiverton & Honiton. Both were retained in the 2017 general election by the Conservative Party.

In the 2011 census there were 132,500 people resident in East Devon. The population has been growing by about 0.5% per year, due to people moving into the area, both for work and to retire. East Devon has one of the highest average ages in the country, with 28% of the population aged over 65. 57% of the working population are professional, managerial or technical workers. Only 3.4% of people travel to work by public transport, which is lower than average, and more people than average depend on the car.

The average house price is £254,000, which is high, though the average family income is only £24,000, making affordability of housing an important issue. A large amount of East Devon is made up of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, East Devon AONB and the Blackdown Hills AONB. They are designated under the provisions of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, in order to secure their permanent protection against development that would damage their special qualities, thus conserving some of the finest landscapes for the nation’s benefit.

The entire East Devon coastline from Exmouth to the border with Dorset is part of the Jurassic Coast, the only natural World Heritage designated site in England. The designated area continues up to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage.

Current East Devon & Exeter Issues

A3052, Clyst St Mary (80 dwellings) – permitted

807
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

225
 

Barnards Hill Lane, Seaton (20 dwellings) – reserved matters

983
 

Barrack Road Housing Development, Ottery St Mary – 165 houses & Care home – Permitted

1587
 

Barton Orchard, Tipton St John (15 dwellings) – permitted

1186
 

Battery storage barn 10MW – Pound Road, Hawkchurch – awaiting decision

100
 

Beechgrove Farm, Hawkchurch Solar Farm (30.25 acres) – Permitted – Operational

1298
 

Berry Hill, Branscombe (10 dwellings, 60% affordable) – awaiting decision

847
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – approved

1091
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

857
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

803
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

837
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

798
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

269
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1268
 

Burrowton Farm, Broadclyst Solar Farm (25 acres) – Permitted

1383
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

838
 

Butts Road Housing Development, Ottery St Mary (130 houses) – Permitted on Appeal

1593
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1328
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

778
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

736
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

765
 

Cat & Fiddle, Clyst St Mary (60 bed care home, 54 extra care, 16 age-restricted) – refused

858
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

702
 

Chartridge, Old Sidmouth Road, Colyton (31 dwellings) – refused

669
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

744
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

761
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

1128
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

845
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

712
 

Coombe Farm, Woodbury solar PV (47 acres) – permitted

1417
 

Council Offices, Sidmouth (115 extra care units) – at appeal

391
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2876
 

Cranbrook Expansion East (1750 dwellings, primary school, local centre) – pending decision

701
 

Cranbrook Expansion South (1200 dwellings, employment land, residential care home, primary school) – pending decision

660
 

Cranbrook Expansion West (820 dwellings, primary school) – pending decision

674
 

Cranbrook phase 1 (2,900 dwellings, town centre) – permitted

875
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

769
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

731
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

824
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1223
 

Crowpits, Sidbury Solar Farm 4.8MW (13.46 acres) – Refused

1017
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

708
 

Cutler Hammer Factory, Ottery St Mary, Redevelopment (100 dwellings) – Permitted

3263
 

Diesel generators STOR 20MW – Pound Road, Hawkchurch – withdrawn

66
 

Doatshayne Lane, Musbury (15 dwellings, 10 affordable) – pending decision

475
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) amended plans – permitted

1020
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

805
 

Drakes Avenue, Exmouth (36 retirement apartments with care units) – approved

608
 

Drakes Avenue, Sidford (36 sheltered apartments) – non-determination appeal dismissed

21
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

770
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1353
 

East of Hayne Layne, Gittisham (141 houses) – refused

1061
 

Eastfield, West Hill, Ottery St Mary (25 houses) – Permitted

1360
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

658
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

2437
 

Exebank House, Exmouth (36 dwellings, 50% affordable) – permitted

426
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

842
 

Extra care scheme (59 units) – Land South of Redgate, Salterton Road, Exmouth

57
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

759
 

Feniton Housing Development – Acland Park (32 houses) – Allowed at Appeal

1766
 

Feniton Housing Development – Louvigny Close – Phase 1 (50 houses) permitted

1041
 

Feniton Housing Development – Ottery Road (120 or 59 houses)- Dismissed at Appeal

1462
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

764
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

698
 

Former Rolle College (new facilities for Deaf Academy) – awaiting decision

54
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1243
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

904
 

Francis Court Farm, Poltimore Solar Farm (26 acres) – Permitted

1616
 

Frogmore Road, East Budleigh (18 dwellings – 66% affordable) – withdrawn

932
 

Frys Lane, Sidford (12 dwellings) – allowed on appeal

644
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1025
 

George Lane, Kilmington (11 affordable + 2 open market homes) – permitted

985
 

Gerway Lane, Ottery St Mary (53 dwellings) – refused

798
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1631
 

Gill Land, Chard Road, Axminster (98 dwellings) – permitted

867
 

Gittisham Vale – land west of Hayne Lane, Honiton (300 houses) – Permitted

1728
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

758
 

Goodmores Farm, Exmouth, Housing Development (350 houses) – Pending Decision

1742
 

Great Houndbeare Farm, Aylesbeare, Solar Farm (55 acres) – Permitted

1468
 

Greenway Lane, Awliscombe (12 mixed affordable & open market dwellings) – awaiting decision

711
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

741
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

661
 

Harbour Road, Seaton (222 dwellings, hotel) – approved

1049
 

Harepath Road, Seaton – 150 houses (21 affordable) & Business Units – refused

1267
 

Hawkins Road, Pinhoe (64-bed care home, offices, retail, park & change) – approved

93
 

Heathfield House, Honiton re-development (14 dwellings) – permitted

854
 

High Voltage DC Converter (for FAB Link) Harrier Court Industrial Estate – awaiting decision

171
 

Higher Marley Road, Exmouth (98/150 dwellings) – refused

984
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

1061
 

Higher Ridgeway, Ottery St Mary (31 houses) – permitted

832
 

Higher Rill Farm, East Hill, Ottery St Mary Wind Turbine – Permitted

1209
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

326
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

840
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

766
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

789
 

Holcombe Manor Farm, Holcombe Lane, Ottery St Mary Wind Turbine – Permitted

1321
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – pending decision

418
 

Ingrams, Cranbrook (145 houses + sports pitches) – permitted

374
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

736
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

692
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

785
 

Kenniford Farm, Clyst St Mary Solar PV 4MW (18 acres) – permitted

603
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

932
 

King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford (40 houses) – appeal allowed

3168
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

685
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

864
 

Knightstone Farm, Knightstone, Ottery St Mary Wind Turbine – Permitted

949
 

Land adj West of England School, Topsham Road, Exeter (123 dwellings) – refused

706
 

Land East of Axminster – Southern Area East of Lyme Road (75 dwellings) – refused

578
 

Land East of Axminster North of Weycroft Avenue (155 dwellings) – refused

660
 

Land East of Axminster, Central Area (200 dwellings, local centre, primary school, highway infrastructure) – refused

608
 

Land North of London Road, Cranbrook (131 dwellings) – permitted

161
 

Land opp Oriental Promise, Whimple (55 dwellings) – permitted

779
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

1024
 

Liverton Farm, Exmouth Solar Farm (26 acres) – Permitted

1424
 

London Inn, Ottery St Mary (13 apartments) – permitted

646
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

781
 

Ludwell Valley – adj West of England School (123 houses) – refused

387
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

974
 

Main Yard Lodge Trading Estate, Broadclyst (44 dwellings) – refused

860
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

646
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

650
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

846
 

Marist Convent, Ottery St Mary (12 dwellings) – permitted

1038
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

842
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

649
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

1007
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

764
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (41 sheltered housing apartments) – permitted

801
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1499
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

206
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

661
 

Mosshayne, North of Tithebarn Lane, Clyst Honiton (900 dwellings & primary school) – approved

711
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

697
 

Newlands Farm, Axminster Solar Farm (30 acres) – Permitted

1193
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

701
 

North of Exeter Road, Topsham (60 bed care home, 47 assisted living apts, 55 age-restricted dwellings – appeal allowed

365
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

723
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

695
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

1059
 

Old Park Farm, Exeter Phase 1 (439 houses, business use, school, village centre) – Permitted

1044
 

Old Park Farm, Exeter Phase 2 (350 houses) – Permitted

1450
 

Old Sidmouth Road, Colyton (20 affordable dwellings) – permitted

741
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

836
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

705
 

Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Colyton (16 dwellings) – appeal dismissed

764
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

690
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

711
 

Pinn Court Farm, Exeter Housing Development (430 houses, care home, retail & community) – Permitted

1391
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

1078
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

623
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

641
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

780
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

877
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

503
 

River Clyst flooding

1017
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

694
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

443
 

Rolle College Playing Field, Exmouth (23 age-restricted dwellings & upgrading sports pitches) – permitted

546
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

1153
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

301
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

699
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (60 dwellings + retail unit) – appeal withdrawn

774
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1599
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

630
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

681
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

617
 

Samantha’s Nightclub, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

799
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

85
 

Saundercroft Farm, Whimple Solar Farm (37.5 acres) – Permitted

1299
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

710
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

699
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

504
 

Sidmouth Road, Uplyme (120 dwellings or 100 dwellings + care home) – refused

512
 

South of London Road, Rockbeare (250 dwellings, commercial, country park) resubmission – refused – Original scheme at appeal

737
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

741
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

743
 

St Johns Road, Exmouth (52 dwellings) – awaiting decision

830
 

Stonebarrow Farm, Hawkchurch Solar Farm (55 acres) – Permitted – Operational

1215
 

Stonebarrow Lane, Hawkchurch gas-fired energy reserve facility – withdrawn

227
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

602
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1952
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

743
 

Strete Farm, Whimple Solar Farm (29.5 acres) – Permitted, Operational

1113
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

203
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

716
 

Tithebarn Green Mixed Use Development (930 houses) – Permitted – Reserved matters applications

1884
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (10 retirement bungalows + 1 house) – permitted

727
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

711
 

Valley Vista, Membury, re-development of poultry sheds (13 dwellings) – withdrawn

482
 

Veiges Farm House, Exmouth Solar Farm (31 acres) – Permitted

694
 

Wadbrook Farm, Hawkchurch, solar PV farm (23.5 acres) – appeal allowed

880
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

1087
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

480
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

529
 

West Hayes, West Hill, Ottery St Mary (10 houses) – Permitted

1205
 

West of Barn Lane, Budleigh Salterton – 60 bed care home + 51 dwellings – appeal dismissed

676
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

200
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

613
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

749
 

Winslade Park, Clyst St Mary mixed use development (150 dwellings & 0.7ha employment) – awaiting decision

3682
 

Woodbury Road, Clyst St George (25 dwellings) – Appeal allowed

618
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

647