News & Events

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. This year we’ve decided to open up its annual art competition to under 18s, with new categories for older age groups. It’s a chance for Devon’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 […]

News from Teignbridge – Massive development at Wolborough Barton given the go ahead

June 28th, 2021

Unfortunately, the Court of Appeal has rejected the arguments put forward by Abbotskerswell Parish Council, and ruled that the huge development of 1,200 houses at Wolborough Barton, Abbotskerswell, will go ahead. This large scheme on green fields has been opposed by the local community for many years and we’d like to thank the parish council […]

News from East Devon – industrial scale fertiliser lagoon permitted. June 2021

June 28th, 2021

We were dismayed and disappointed that East Devon District Council’s planning committee have given the go ahead to this massive proposal at Upton Pyne. There was overwhelming opposition to the application – 14 local communities all objected to the scheme. What has happened to listening to the voice of local people and democracy?

News from Mid Devon – Housing proposal refused. June 2021

June 28th, 2021

We are delighted that the application for 179 new houses at Tidcombe Hall, Tiverton was unanimously refused by Mid Devon District Council Planning Committee, in line with the planning officer’s recommendation of refusal. The local planning authority had received over 400 objections from local people and organisations, including ourselves, and not a single letter of […]

News from North Devon – Yelland Quay Development Rejected – 9th June 2021

June 9th, 2021

North Devon District Council planning committee today overwhelmingly voted to refuse the application to build 250 premium houses and apartments on the bank of The Taw Estuary at Yelland Quay. The site, where a small coal-fired power station stood between the 1950s and the 1980s, is in a noted wildlife habitat. It’s adjacent to an […]

Solar Farms – a Toxic Blot on Devon’s precious landscape

May 30th, 2021

Our new video in which TV star John Nettles lambasts the solar farms threatening to ruin Devon’s countryside is OUT NOW, coinciding with a MailOnline exposé of the solar farm industry across the UK, published early this morning-30th May 2021 Our 8-minute video, presented by the Bergerac and Midsomer Murders actor, questions the validity of […]

Yelland Quay – May 2021

May 25th, 2021

The controversial planning application to build 250 luxury houses on the beautiful Taw Estuary in North Devon will be decided at the North Devon District Council plans committee meeting on 9th June 2021. As previously reported, a decision was deferred at the 28th April plans committee meeting after a four and a half hour debate. […]

John Nettles OBE spearheading our campaign against solar farms in Devon’s countryside

May 22nd, 2021

We are enormously grateful to TV star John Nettles for his support and spearheading our campaign against proposals for ever-larger solar farms that threaten to despoil Devon’s green and pleasant countryside. The actor lives near the village of Pyworthy in northwest Devon where residents, with our help, are fighting proposals for a massive solar installation […]