News & Events

Langford Solar Farm – Mid Devon District Council withdraws from public inquiry – April 2022

April 22nd, 2022

Devon CPRE has discovered that Mid Devon District Council has made a secretive u-turn on its plans to take part in a public inquiry, at which it was to have defended its decision to refuse a massive solar farm and battery storage facility at Langford, near Cullompton. Devon CPRE and local objectors have been granted […]

More of Devon’s Farmland lost to another Solar Farm – 14th April 2022

April 14th, 2022

Today, Torridge District Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to agree with their planning officer’s recommendation and to permit the massive solar farm at Webbery, near Bideford. All the arguments local residents and ourselves put forward in opposition to the proposal were ignored. Solar Farms take farmland out of food production, farmland which in Devon can […]

Energy, Energy, Energy. April 2022

April 11th, 2022

What do we think of the Government’s new energy strategy? We are critical because Boris Johnson’s emphasis on ‘renewables’ will not deliver an affordable, clean and secure supply of electricity as people are being led to believe. Instead, we believe enhanced carbon capture from regenerative agriculture, the only proven method for carbon capture and storage, […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2022 – Is your Churchyard the Best in Devon?

February 25th, 2022

We are delighted to be organising the competition again this year to find Devon’s Best Churchyard for people and wildlife. This is the 5th year we’ve held the churchyard awards, and we are hoping for more entries than ever before! The free competition is simple to enter – just complete the application form, and send […]

Holiday Lets versus Local Homes – What’s the Solution?

January 22nd, 2022

Our opinion piece published today in the Western Morning News – January 2022

We need your help! Please support our Crowdfunding Campaign – December 2021

December 20th, 2021

We are in a major fight. With the growing number (and size) of solar farms encroaching on our landscape and productive farmland, we have taken on a hydra. Here in Devon, as elsewhere, a rash of huge solar farm applications is raining down on Local Planning Authorities. In Mid Devon recently, we were part of […]

Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist Competition 2021 – Results!

November 22nd, 2021

We are delighted to announce the results of our competition. We received a record number of entries from young artists around the county and we would like to thank them all for entering our competition. Also thank you to Exeter based landscape artist Kath Hadden, who helped us with the judging – her expertise was […]

Pyworthy Solar Farm Permitted – 4th November 2021

November 4th, 2021

Close vote permits 164-acre solar farm in northwest Devon By a narrow margin of five votes to four, Torridge District Council’s Planning Committee has today granted permission for the development of a massive solar farm on green fields, near a village which is already surrounded by several other solar farms. We supported the 213 residents […]

Torrington Community Fayre – 3rd November 2021

November 4th, 2021

We very much enjoyed taking part in the community event held at the Town Hall. We also enjoyed listening to the sea shanties from Mariners Away!

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 […]