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

707
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

99
 

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

835
 

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

1430
 

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

1015
 

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

1142
 

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

751
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – pending decision

955
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

740
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

690
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

693
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

662
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

130
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1141
 

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

1247
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

728
 

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

1422
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1211
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

674
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

638
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

666
 

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

748
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

613
 

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

555
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

649
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

632
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

989
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

731
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

602
 

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

1309
 

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

284
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2491
 

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

615
 

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

555
 

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

570
 

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

757
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

670
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

641
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

708
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1095
 

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

914
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

618
 

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

2944
 

Doatshayne Lane, Musbury (18 dwelings, 50% affordable) – refused

362
 

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

864
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

712
 

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

513
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

669
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1215
 

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

907
 

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

1204
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

527
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

1873
 

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

313
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

742
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

649
 

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

1571
 

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

973
 

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

1327
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

646
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

599
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1057
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

795
 

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

1438
 

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

776
 

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

527
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

908
 

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

897
 

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

663
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1439
 

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

761
 

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

1435
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

641
 

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

1588
 

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

1298
 

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

587
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

637
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

553
 

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

903
 

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

1103
 

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

747
 

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

62
 

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

879
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

923
 

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

713
 

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

1080
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

209
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

723
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

659
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

671
 

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

1160
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – refused

277
 

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

236
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

627
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

586
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

659
 

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

513
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

759
 

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

2721
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

574
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

735
 

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

821
 

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

607
 

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

488
 

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

562
 

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

520
 

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

58
 

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

671
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

931
 

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

1299
 

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

517
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

690
 

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

285
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

871
 

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

755
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

556
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

573
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

747
 

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

914
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

749
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

578
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

910
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

660
 

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

687
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1230
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

114
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

563
 

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

613
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

606
 

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

1064
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

604
 

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

259
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

627
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

597
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

902
 

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

928
 

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

1272
 

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

626
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

765
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

608
 

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

682
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

586
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

640
 

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

1238
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

970
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

557
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

577
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

707
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

803
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

404
 

River Clyst flooding

907
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

606
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

324
 

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

434
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

933
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

227
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

618
 

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

712
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1483
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

550
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

602
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

541
 

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

693
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

15
 

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

1189
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

634
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

625
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

395
 

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

447
 

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

667
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

635
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

672
 

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

738
 

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

1024
 

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

142
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

535
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1818
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

646
 

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

1019
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

85
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

645
 

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

1659
 

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

654
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

626
 

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

422
 

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

604
 

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

759
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

952
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

367
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

448
 

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

1096
 

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

621
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

128
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

539
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

676
 

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

2802
 

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

537
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

567