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 2010 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

732
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

128
 

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

867
 

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

1465
 

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

1046
 

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

7
 

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

1177
 

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

773
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – pending decision

985
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

766
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

713
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

725
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

691
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

159
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1171
 

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

1273
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

749
 

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

1464
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1246
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

697
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

657
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

693
 

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

775
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

637
 

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

579
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

677
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

661
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

1019
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

755
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

628
 

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

1334
 

Council Offices, Sidmouth (115 extra care units) – refused

305
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2573
 

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

635
 

Cranbrook Expansion South (1550 dwellings, employment land, primary school) – pending decision

573
 

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

590
 

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

782
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

692
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

659
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

732
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1129
 

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

938
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

638
 

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

3012
 

Diesel generators STOR 20MW – Pound Road, Hawkchurch – awaiting decision

8
 

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

385
 

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

892
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

732
 

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

535
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

693
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1247
 

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

934
 

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

1234
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

554
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

2010
 

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

339
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

769
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

675
 

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

1617
 

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

992
 

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

1354
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

669
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

621
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1090
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

822
 

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

1469
 

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

809
 

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

550
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

936
 

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

913
 

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

688
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1479
 

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

784
 

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

1475
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

669
 

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

1620
 

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

1325
 

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

607
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

656
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

574
 

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

932
 

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

1133
 

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

770
 

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

87
 

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

906
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

952
 

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

740
 

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

1109
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

234
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

749
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

682
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

694
 

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

1192
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – pending decision

304
 

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

258
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

652
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

605
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

686
 

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

530
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

812
 

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

2845
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

596
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

762
 

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

848
 

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

628
 

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

505
 

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

583
 

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

539
 

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

81
 

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

698
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

957
 

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

1333
 

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

545
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

709
 

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

305
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

895
 

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

780
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

579
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

597
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

769
 

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

936
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

766
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

596
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

929
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

681
 

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

709
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1298
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

134
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

589
 

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

634
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

628
 

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

1094
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

622
 

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

280
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

654
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

621
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

933
 

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

955
 

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

1309
 

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

647
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

784
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

633
 

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

701
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

608
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

657
 

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

1278
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

994
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

572
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

597
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

728
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

824
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

427
 

River Clyst flooding

933
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

626
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

349
 

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

450
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

982
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

245
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

633
 

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

731
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1506
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

567
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

617
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

557
 

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

714
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

30
 

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

1212
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

652
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

644
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

417
 

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

461
 

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

688
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

663
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

688
 

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

759
 

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

1074
 

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

160
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

548
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1850
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

666
 

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

1039
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

115
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

670
 

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

1704
 

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

671
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

650
 

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

437
 

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

622
 

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

782
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

987
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

391
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

476
 

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

1128
 

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

631
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

143
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

556
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

692
 

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

3009
 

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

555
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

588