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

679
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

53
 

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

786
 

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

1366
 

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

941
 

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

1099
 

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

717
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – pending decision

920
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

707
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

662
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

642
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

634
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

83
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1093
 

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

1197
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

682
 

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

1362
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1176
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

648
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

615
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

646
 

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

711
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

588
 

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

511
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

626
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

611
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

948
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

690
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

579
 

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

1265
 

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

254
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2317
 

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

586
 

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

530
 

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

546
 

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

728
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

647
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

620
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

657
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1046
 

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

881
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

593
 

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

2841
 

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

321
 

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

805
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

671
 

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

464
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

640
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1169
 

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

852
 

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

1132
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

482
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

1550
 

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

246
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

717
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

619
 

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

1485
 

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

944
 

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

1223
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

590
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

576
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

987
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

750
 

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

1350
 

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

736
 

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

496
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

887
 

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

865
 

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

612
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1347
 

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

713
 

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

1331
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

618
 

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

1525
 

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

1219
 

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

564
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

615
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

530
 

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

821
 

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

1038
 

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

694
 

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

43
 

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

826
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

888
 

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

684
 

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

1035
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

182
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

693
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

633
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

648
 

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

1091
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – refused

255
 

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

212
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

590
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

561
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

616
 

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

490
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

717
 

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

2551
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

546
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

686
 

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

768
 

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

552
 

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

459
 

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

528
 

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

498
 

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

23
 

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

640
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

902
 

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

1255
 

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

466
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

665
 

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

250
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

821
 

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

711
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

530
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

548
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

714
 

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

851
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

726
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

551
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

886
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

620
 

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

657
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1108
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

89
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

532
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

579
 

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

1007
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

578
 

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

232
 

North of Tithebarn Lane, Clyst St Mary (900 dwellings & primary school) – approved

591
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

582
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

570
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

831
 

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

880
 

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

1206
 

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

603
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

730
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

578
 

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

649
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

555
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

616
 

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

1167
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

923
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

541
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

554
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

659
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

761
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

367
 

River Clyst flooding

879
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

584
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

273
 

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

385
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

841
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

204
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

587
 

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

692
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1429
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

508
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

584
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

521
 

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

647
 

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

1134
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

610
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

597
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

341
 

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

430
 

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

622
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

600
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

647
 

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

712
 

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

987
 

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

100
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

511
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1745
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

604
 

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

964
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

45
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

616
 

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

1578
 

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

634
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

604
 

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

407
 

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

557
 

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

700
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

902
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

332
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

415
 

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

1008
 

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

605
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

112
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

517
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

651
 

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

2102
 

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

508
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

548