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

860
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

305
 

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

1134
 

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

1654
 

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

1303
 

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

180
 

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

1375
 

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

925
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – approved

1170
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

954
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

847
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

966
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

884
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

346
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1351
 

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

1459
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

919
 

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

1695
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1384
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

849
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

779
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

817
 

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

914
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

739
 

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

736
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

784
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

814
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

1219
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

900
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

781
 

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

1519
 

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

469
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

3037
 

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

746
 

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

705
 

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

721
 

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

935
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

814
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

775
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

873
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1294
 

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

1060
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

748
 

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

3454
 

Diesel generators STOR 20MW – Pound Road, Hawkchurch – withdrawn

96
 

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

525
 

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

1116
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

879
 

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

645
 

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

83
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

821
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1440
 

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

1162
 

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

1453
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

756
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

2591
 

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

494
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

882
 

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

125
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

804
 

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

1879
 

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

1084
 

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

1540
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

829
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

739
 

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

131
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1364
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

946
 

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

1721
 

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

1000
 

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

694
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

1069
 

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

1014
 

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

900
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1742
 

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

920
 

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

1879
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

822
 

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

1841
 

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

1568
 

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

824
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

788
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

738
 

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

1163
 

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

1371
 

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

183
 

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

905
 

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

225
 

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

1034
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

1178
 

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

949
 

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

1286
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

402
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

920
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

814
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

858
 

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

1472
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – pending decision

456
 

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

470
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

784
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

766
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

869
 

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

681
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

995
 

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

3419
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

732
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

917
 

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

1032
 

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

765
 

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

647
 

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

716
 

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

637
 

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

228
 

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

835
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

1079
 

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

1482
 

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

710
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

852
 

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

432
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

1025
 

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

914
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

708
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

712
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

895
 

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

1140
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

912
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

716
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

1083
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

806
 

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

889
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1604
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

248
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

729
 

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

777
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

736
 

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

1241
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

740
 

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

449
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

774
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

739
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

1169
 

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

1124
 

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

1577
 

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

838
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

906
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

762
 

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

805
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

795
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

785
 

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

1509
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

1180
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

692
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

679
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

863
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

930
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

543
 

River Clyst flooding

1086
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

786
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

551
 

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

667
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

1284
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

351
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

748
 

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

815
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1670
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

692
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

722
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

662
 

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

880
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

122
 

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

1370
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

774
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

745
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

553
 

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

548
 

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

772
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

790
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

797
 

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

876
 

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

1291
 

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

312
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

646
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

2030
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

851
 

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

1165
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

296
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

750
 

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

2020
 

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

758
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

743
 

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

512
 

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

739
 

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

965
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

1157
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

569
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

585
 

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

1285
 

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

716
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

235
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

645
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

778
 

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

3883
 

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

647
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

677