News & Events

Devon Dark Skies Week – Webinar 28th October 2021

October 16th, 2021

We are very much looking forward to Devon Dark Skies week and once again will be hosting a webinar, at 7pm on 28th October. We will be looking at how light pollution is destroying our precious dark skies here in Devon and what we can all do to help protect our dark sky environment, which […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2021 – Results!

October 14th, 2021

Congratulations to St Andrew’s, Ashburton – crowned this year’s winner of the Devon’s Best Churchyard award. Runner up is St Peter’s Budleigh Salterton, and Highly Commended plaques are awarded to St Mary’s Buckland Filleigh; St Swithun’s Shobrooke and St Swithun’s Woodbury. For full details go to

Tiverton Civic Society Talk – 5th October 2021

October 7th, 2021

Thank you very much to the Tiverton Civic Society who invited us to give a talk, via Zoom, which we were delighted to do. It was great to meet so many people. Our presentation was entitled ‘The Destruction of Devon’ and covered issues including housing development, solar farms and anaerobic digesters. If your organisation or […]

RHS Rosemoor Apple Weekend and Autumn Food Fair – 2nd/3rd October

October 5th, 2021

We really enjoyed meeting and chatting to so many people at the apple weekend and autumn food fair at beautiful Rosemoor this weekend. Thank you for all the support.

Our opinion Piece in the Western Morning News – 2nd October 2021

October 2nd, 2021

Can Gove get a grip on planning?

Mid Devon Solar Farm Refused – September 2021

September 23rd, 2021

Today we are celebrating a significant win for our campaign against massive solar farms on agricultural land after Mid Devon District councillors yesterday (22 Sept) ratified a decision to turn down a 150-acre solar farm and battery storage facility at Langford. Seven members of Mid Devon’s planning committee voted to refuse the controversial application, which […]

The Ethical sourcing of solar panels in the supply chain – September 2021

September 6th, 2021

As previously reported, back in May and following the publication of the report by Sheffield Hallam university entitled ‘In Broad Daylight – Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Supply Chains’, we wrote to all the Devon Local Planning Authorities where solar farms are proposed regarding the serious issue of forced labour in the supply chain of […]

Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2021

July 22nd, 2021

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the prestigious title of ‘Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist’ following a rebrand of our traditional painting competition for children. And we are delighted that Exeter based landscape artist Kath Hadden will be giving us the benefit of her expertise to help us judge this year’s […]

Mid Devon Solar Farm Refused – July 2021

July 15th, 2021

Mid Devon councillors refuse huge solar farm with a battery storage facility against planning officer’s recommendations Local residents backed by Devon CPRE have thanked Mid Devon councillors for going against the recommendations of their own Planning Officer and refusing permission for a huge 150-acre solar farm with a battery storage facility at Langford. Members of […]

News from Torridge – Northam homes plan refused.

June 28th, 2021

Congratulations to our members, Appledore Residents Association, winning the battle to stop the proposal for 39 new homes at Bloody Corner, Northam. We were very pleased that Torridge District Council Planning Committee had listened and understood the concerns and arguments put forward by all the objectors, including ourselves, and voted to refuse the application. There […]