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

973
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

429
 

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

1314
 

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

1781
 

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

1458
 

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

309
 

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

1489
 

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

1029
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – approved

1286
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

1067
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

940
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

1115
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

985
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

442
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1470
 

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

1577
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

1054
 

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

1849
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1483
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

943
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

860
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

918
 

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

1012
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

813
 

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

837
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

865
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

900
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

1346
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

1043
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

878
 

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

1624
 

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

566
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

3224
 

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

834
 

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

818
 

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

807
 

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

1026
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

900
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

853
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

948
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1407
 

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

1146
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

830
 

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

3794
 

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

622
 

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

1253
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

998
 

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

731
 

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

173
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

906
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1568
 

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

1260
 

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

1574
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

887
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

2817
 

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

590
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

961
 

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

235
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

903
 

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

2045
 

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

1173
 

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

1652
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

929
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

838
 

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

238
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1491
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

1033
 

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

1856
 

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

1094
 

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

775
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1160
 

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

1082
 

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

996
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1874
 

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

1033
 

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

2045
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

914
 

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

1959
 

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

1701
 

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

969
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

865
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

836
 

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

1289
 

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

1498
 

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

291
 

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

980
 

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

311
 

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

1114
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

1285
 

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

1072
 

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

1387
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

499
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

1009
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

884
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

940
 

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

1597
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – pending decision

528
 

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

575
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

853
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

836
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

959
 

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

776
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

1090
 

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

3800
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

799
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

983
 

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

1121
 

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

845
 

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

723
 

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

793
 

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

685
 

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

315
 

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

914
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

1153
 

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

1567
 

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

812
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

930
 

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

488
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

1102
 

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

1007
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

791
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

812
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

965
 

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

1238
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

1005
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

784
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

1172
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

885
 

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

1024
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1704
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

305
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

809
 

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

852
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

803
 

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

1337
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

808
 

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

508
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

848
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

795
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

1305
 

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

1200
 

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

1725
 

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

937
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

989
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

832
 

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

866
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

883
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

873
 

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

1636
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

1297
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

773
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

737
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

941
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

997
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

612
 

River Clyst flooding

1159
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

880
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

650
 

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

790
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

1447
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

424
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

812
 

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

872
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1758
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

755
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

781
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

718
 

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

976
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

195
 

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

1462
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

888
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

794
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

615
 

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

590
 

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

812
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

853
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

882
 

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

954
 

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

1376
 

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

397
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

741
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

2121
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

973
 

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

1273
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

375
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

816
 

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

2234
 

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

811
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

795
 

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

550
 

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

797
 

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

1068
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

1231
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

639
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

640
 

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

1370
 

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

770
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

283
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

694
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

832
 

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

4060
 

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

702
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

729