Countdown starts for Cranbrook residents to get involved and shape the town’s future

Residents living in Cranbrook have six weeks to make their views known on a plan that will shape the town for the next 10 years.

Those living in the town have from now until Monday, February 28 to comment on proposed changes made to the Cranbrook Plan.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the Cranbrook Plan will highlight sites in and around the town for housing, employment development, new schools, sports areas and community buildings.

An EDDC spokesperson said: “It will also help to secure financial contributions towards healthcare services, a special educational needs and disabilities school, improvements to lower speeds on London Road, and more.”

They added: “This latest consultation is now on the proposed changes which are considered necessary to make the plan robust, by the inspector.

“It is expected to be the last round of consultation before the inspector reaches her final conclusions.

“The consultation is focussed only on the identified changes to it. The plan has now reached its advanced stages, meaning this is not an opportunity to raise other matters.”


Cranbrook Plan Policies Map.
Image: EDDC.

EDDC said the document was first submitted for government independent examination in August 2019.

“Since then, the inspector has held a series of meetings, listening to the views of a range of stakeholders including representations from East Devon District Council, the local community, villages and the developers,” the council spokesperson said.


Photo: EDDC.

  • Full details can be found here, where the proposed changes are set out in detail and response forms are available.

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