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

777
 

Albion Hill, Exmouth (12 apartments) – pending decision

184
 

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

922
 

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

1526
 

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

1112
 

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

60
 

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

1239
 

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

815
 

Blackhorse, Clyst Honiton (34 houses) – pending decision

1039
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (10 affordable homes) – permitted

811
 

Bonners Glen, Axminster (12 affordable homes) – permitted

765
 

Broadhayes Farm, Stockland – anaerobic digester – permitted

775
 

Broadway, Woodbury (20 dwellings) – permitted

741
 

Buckingham Close, Exmouth (30 retirement apartments) – approved

216
 

Budleigh Salterton Housing (59 dwellings) – Permitted

1217
 

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

1327
 

Bussell Land, Axminster (87 dwellings) – permitted

799
 

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

1537
 

Bystock Farm, Exmouth Solar PV – 32 acres – permitted

1286
 

Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

740
 

Carters Farm, Dalwood (6 affordable dwellings) – permitted

709
 

Castle Lane, Woodbury (34 dwellings) – permitted

737
 

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

820
 

Chard Road, Axminster (36 dwellings) – permitted

676
 

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

632
 

Church Street, Sidford (14 dwellings) – permitted

714
 

Clapper Lane, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

716
 

Cloakham Lawns, Axminster (400 dwellings) – permitted

1072
 

Coly Road, Colyton (16 dwellings) – permitted

807
 

Combe Hayes, Sidmouth (18 dwellings) – permitted

676
 

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

1377
 

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

355
 

Cranbrook – New Town (7,500 new homes)

2762
 

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

671
 

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

625
 

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

638
 

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

837
 

Cranbrook retail + 14 flats – permitted

738
 

Cranbroook Phase 2 (590 dwellings) – permitted

700
 

Cranford Avenue, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

782
 

Crannaford, Broadclyst Solar Farm (66.9 acres) – Permitted

1176
 

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

979
 

Culme Way, Dunkeswell (10 dwellings) – permitted

680
 

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

3162
 

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

47
 

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

439
 

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

959
 

Douglas Avenue, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

772
 

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

579
 

Dukes Way, Axminster (111 dwellings) – permitted

740
 

Dunkeswell Airfield Solar Farm (15.6 acres) – permitted

1303
 

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

990
 

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

1300
 

Elwyn Road, Exmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

610
 

Enfield Farm, Clyst St Mary anaerobic digester – permitted

2289
 

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

392
 

Exeter Energy from Waste – permitted

811
 

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

23
 

Farlands, Whimple (250 houses) – awaiting decision

723
 

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

1700
 

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

1022
 

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

1422
 

Fore Street, Exmouth (18 flats) – permitted

724
 

Fore Street, Seaton (13 dwellings) – permitted

672
 

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

22
 

Fosseway Court, Seaton (30 apartments) – permitted

1169
 

Foundry Yard, Sidmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

871
 

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

1548
 

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

884
 

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

601
 

Gatcombe Farm, Seaton Wind Turbine – Permitted

983
 

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

961
 

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

741
 

Gerway Nurseries – (45 dwellings) – permitted

1552
 

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

832
 

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

1600
 

Glebe Close, Upton Pyne (10 dwellings) – permitted

718
 

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

1684
 

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

1386
 

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

662
 

Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton (48 dwellings) – permitted

710
 

Grove Road, Whimple (11 dwellings) – permitted

622
 

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

987
 

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

1208
 

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

41
 

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

819
 

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

136
 

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

950
 

Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough Wind Turbine – Permitted

1006
 

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

794
 

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

1170
 

Hill Barton Business Park & offices – approved

288
 

Hill Barton Business Park Wood gasification plant 1.5MW – approved

800
 

Hillcrest School, Exmouth (67 dwellings) – permitted

731
 

Hillcrest, Awliscombe (20 dwellings) – refused

748
 

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

1245
 

Honey Glen, Offwell (15 dwellings) – pending decision

372
 

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

313
 

Jack in the Green (19 dwellings) – permitted

703
 

Jackson Meadow, Lympstone (13 dwellings) – permitted

658
 

Jerrard Close, Honiton (10 houses) – permitted

738
 

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

571
 

Kerswell Barton Farm, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

885
 

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

2962
 

Kingdom House, Broadclyst (13 dwellings) – permitted

649
 

Kings Park House, Honiton (12 dwellings) – permitted

824
 

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

904
 

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

669
 

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

546
 

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

628
 

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

582
 

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

121
 

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

743
 

Little Ash Farm, Fenny Bridges Wind Turbines – Permitted

998
 

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

1381
 

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

607
 

Louvigny Close, Feniton (13 dwellings) – refused

749
 

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

354
 

Maer Road, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

947
 

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

822
 

Mamhead View, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

617
 

Manor Road, Sidmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

628
 

Marcus Road, Exmouth (12 dwellings) – permitted

818
 

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

987
 

Marles Close, Awliscombe (12dwellings) – refused

812
 

Mill Street, Sidmouth (12 apartments) – permitted

624
 

Mincombe Post Farm, Sidbury Wind Turbines – Permitted

971
 

Monkton Road, Honiton (10 dwellings) – permitted

725
 

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

757
 

Moonhill Copse, West Clyst (35 dwellings) – permitted

1428
 

Morton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – pending decision

180
 

Morton Way, Axminster (11 affordable dwellings) – permitted

634
 

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

678
 

Mount View, Colyton (12 affordable dwellings) – permitted

673
 

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

1148
 

North of Exeter Airport Combined Heat and Power source – permitted

667
 

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

323
 

North Star, Otterton (15 dwellings) – Permitted

695
 

Northcote Lane, Honiton (14 apartments) – permitted

667
 

Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon (8 dwellings) – Permitted

995
 

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

1004
 

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

1385
 

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

696
 

Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton (150 houses) – permitted

819
 

Pankhurst Close, Exmouth (50 dwellings) – permitted

675
 

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

736
 

Pencepool House, Plymtree (15 dwellings) – refused

649
 

Phillips Centre, Axminster (13 dwellings) – permitted

691
 

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

1346
 

Plumb Park, Exmouth (350 houses) – Permitted

1036
 

Portland Avenue, Exmouth (11 dwellings) – permitted

602
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (10 affordable dwellings) – permitted

620
 

Powells Way, Dunkeswell (14 affordable dwellings) – permitted

756
 

Princes Cottage, Farringdon (11 dwellings) – permitted

851
 

Q Club, Exmouth redevelopment (10 flats) – approved

473
 

River Clyst flooding

979
 

Riverside Way, Seaton (90 units) – permitted

664
 

Rockbeare Quarry (precast concrete manufacturing) – permitted

397
 

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

490
 

Rowan Drive, Seaton (36 dwellings) – permitted

1077
 

Sadborow Solar PV (31 acres) – refused

275
 

Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton (18 dwellings) – permitted

670
 

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

748
 

Salston Manor (27 apartments) – Permitted

1547
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – permitted

601
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (11 apartments) – permitted

650
 

Salterton Road, Exmouth (40 retirement apts) – permitted

590
 

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

759
 

Sarlsdon Road, Exmouth (10 apartments) – awaiting decision

61
 

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

1254
 

Sector Lane, Axminster (71 dwellings) – permitted

679
 

Short Furlong, Beer (30 dwellings) – refused

672
 

Sidford Industrial estate (22,800sqm) – refused

462
 

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

491
 

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

715
 

Spinnaker Court, Exmouth (14 apartments) – permitted

708
 

St Andrews Road, Exmouth (10 flats)

716
 

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

797
 

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

1171
 

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

189
 

Stowford Rise, Sidmouth (133 dwellings) – permitted

577
 

Straitgate Farm Quarry – pending decision

1899
 

Strawberry Lane, Lympstone (15 dwellings) – approved

694
 

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

1078
 

Tagon Harbour Farm, Whimple Poultry Unit – awaiting decision

155
 

The Strand, Exmouth (11 flats) – permitted

693
 

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

1795
 

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

702
 

Town Lane, Woodbury (15 dwellings) – permitted

687
 

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

465
 

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

665
 

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

838
 

Watchford Farm, Yarcombe Waste Infill to Quarry – approved

1041
 

Waterleat, Newton Poppleford (12 houses) – permitted

431
 

Weeks Farm, Talaton (25 houses) – at appeal

507
 

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

1168
 

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

657
 

West Street, Axminster (10 dwellings) – Pending decision

180
 

Westfield Road, Budleigh Salterton (11 dwellings) – permitted

589
 

Windsor Square, Exmouth (10 dwellings) – pemitted

725
 

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

3394
 

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

588
 

Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth (95 dwellings) – permitted

614