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Clean Devon

March 27th, 2021

Introducing the Clean Devon Partnership – March 2021. What’s the problem? Litter and fly tipping are putting a major and growing financial burden on society. This environmental vandalism blights communities and has serious public health consequences. With the key roles that the world class environment, agriculture and tourism play in Devon’s prosperous economy it is […]

Okehampton to Exeter Railway – Back on Track!

March 19th, 2021

After nearly 50 years, and a lot of campaigning by a great many people, we are delighted with the news that the Government have agreed funding to enable the return of a full passenger rail service this year between Okehampton and Exeter. This will be a fantastic benefit to so many people across a a […]

North Devon District Council refuse Chivenor new homes – February 2021

February 25th, 2021

North Devon District Council planners have refused permission for more new houses at Chivenor. The decision follows evidence, based on the government’s own figures, that North Devon has delivered a third more homes than were actually required over the last five years North Devon’s Planning Committee responded to evidence from local objectors, including ourselves, with […]

Devon is building 30% more houses than required! February 2021

February 25th, 2021

Latest government figures show Devon is building a third more houses than ‘required’. Devon’s Local Planning Authorities – with the exception of Torbay – have over-delivered on housing for the last five years, according to the government’s own figures. Devon CPRE’s analysis of the Housing Delivery Test: 2020 measurement shows the county as a whole […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2021 – Find Out More – Free Webinar – 3rd March 2021

February 23rd, 2021

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2021 – Find out more on 3rd March at 4.30pm Our churchyards have never been more important than now, as a much needed peaceful sanctuary for people and wildlife. Some churchyards haven’t changed in hundreds of years and are unique islands of tranquility in our communities. For the last 4 years, […]

Could your Churchyard be the best in Devon this year?

February 1st, 2021

We are delighted to be organising Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition once again and entries are now invited from all denominations into our 2021 competition. This is the 4th year of the competition, which has gone from strength to strength, and we are very much looking forward to this year’s competition – closing date for entries […]

December and January Membership Promotion!

December 10th, 2020

As a thank you to anyone joining Devon CPRE this December and January, we will send you one of our 2021 calendars with our compliments! Devon’s countryside and green spaces are under a massive threat from bad and inappropriate development. Please support us and join today and help protect Devon’s precious countryside.

Members’ Planning Surgery – 17th November 2020

November 19th, 2020

Thank you very much to Jo Widdecombe, our planning consultant, for holding another virtual planning surgery for our members. It was a great opportunity to put planning related questions to her and thanks to our members who participated. We had a long discussion covering a wide range of topics. We will look at holding further […]

2021 Calendars for sale – an ideal Christmas Gift!

November 9th, 2020

We were so delighted with the standard of the paintings this year in our competition for Devon’s primary school children, that we have produced a Devon CPRE 2021 calendar featuring some of the entries. Its A4 size, and we think you will agree, this is a really colourful calendar and an ideal Christmas gift! Funds […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2020 – Results!

October 27th, 2020

Congratulations to St Margaret’s Church, Northam. Devon’s Best Churchyard 2020. Runner up – St Swithun’s Church, Sandford Highly Commended – All Saints’ Church, East Budleigh & Point in View Chapel, Exmouth Many congratulations to them all. And to all the entries this year, in such a difficult year. All of the churchyards we visited are […]