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

62-82 Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (44 dwellings) – appeal dismissed

632
 

A3052, Clyst St Mary (80 dwellings) – permitted

661
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

26
 

Barnards Hill Lane, Seaton (20 dwellings) – permitted

723
 

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

1318
 

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

896
 

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

1047
 

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

680
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – pending decision

889
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

680
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

636
 

Branscombe Farm, Ebford (11 houses) – Appeal dismissed, application withdrawn

776
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

585
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

611
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – awaiting decision

68
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1050
 

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

1143
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

639
 

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

1319
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1152
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

623
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

594
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

625
 

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

663
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

567
 

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

470
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

605
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

590
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

915
 

Clyst Valley Road, Clyst St Mary (40 dwellings) – withdrawn

585
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

658
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

559
 

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

1235
 

Council Offices, Sidmouth (115 extra care units) – pending decision

232
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2189
 

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

565
 

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

506
 

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

524
 

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

706
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

627
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

589
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

618
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1005
 

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

859
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

573
 

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

2750
 

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

275
 

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

755
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

629
 

Down Close, Newton Poppleford (15 dwellings) – Appeal dismissed

670
 

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

434
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

619
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (18 dwellings) – Appeal dismissed

671
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1127
 

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

802
 

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

1051
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

412
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

1464
 

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

182
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

695
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

595
 

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

1412
 

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

894
 

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

1135
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

536
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

555
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

934
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

690
 

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

1298
 

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

699
 

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

477
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

874
 

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

839
 

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

559
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1262
 

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

657
 

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

1277
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

598
 

Globe Hill, Woodbury (24 dwellings) – appeal dismissed

855
 

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

1482
 

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

1135
 

Greenway Lane, Awliscombe (10 affordable & 5 open market dwellings) – refused

546
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

596
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

510
 

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

773
 

Harbour Road, Seaton (42 retirement apartments) – withdrawn

615
 

Harbour Road, Seaton (75 bed Premier Inn) – awaiting decision

389
 

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

991
 

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

636
 

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

20
 

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

780
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

833
 

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

660
 

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

988
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – awaiting decision

163
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

671
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

613
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

620
 

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

1012
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – refused

234
 

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

192
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

558
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

548
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

579
 

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

470
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

682
 

King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford (40 houses) – permitted

2405
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

527
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

647
 

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

746
 

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

516
 

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

444
 

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

508
 

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

478
 

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

2
 

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

617
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

878
 

Little Orchard, Newton Poppleford (26 houses) – appeal dismissed

602
 

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

1210
 

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

429
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

641
 

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

222
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

768
 

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

669
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

507
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

529
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

680
 

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

795
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

700
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

533
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

868
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

579
 

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

625
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

977
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

68
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

510
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

559
 

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

974
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

557
 

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

215
 

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

580
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – awaiting decision

549
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

551
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (10 dwellings) – pending decision

760
 

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

835
 

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

1137
 

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

582
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

710
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

559
 

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

614
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

534
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

597
 

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

1127
 

Pithayes Farm, Whimple Solar Farm (73.5 acres) – Appeal dismissed

809
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

893
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

519
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

535
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

615
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

707
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

321
 

Research & Development building, Science Park, Cranbrook – awaiting decision

217
 

River Clyst flooding

856
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

558
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – awaiting decision

213
 

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

330
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

766
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

187
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

559
 

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

671
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1383
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

455
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

566
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

498
 

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

617
 

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

1089
 

Seaton Beach, East Walk, Seaton (10 units apartment block) – pending decision

297
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

588
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

568
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

286
 

Sidmouth Road, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – refused

485
 

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

415
 

Slade Farm, Ottery St Mary (52 dwellings) – Appeal dismissed

442
 

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

559
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

574
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

617
 

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

661
 

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

944
 

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

79
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

491
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1678
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

544
 

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

913
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

20
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

581
 

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

1519
 

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

609
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

584
 

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

397
 

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

493
 

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

653
 

Walnut Cottages, Clyst St Mary Solar PV (23 acres) – appeal dismissed

223
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – pending

848
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – awaiting decision

305
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

379
 

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

940
 

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

586
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – awaiting decision

90
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

496
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

602
 

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

1931
 

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

483
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

531