Browsing: Cranbrook

A round-up of news from across East Devon, including community stories, photos and what’s on, from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Cranbrook, Seaton, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton and Exeter.  Axminster Axminster firefighters tackled a blaze in the early hours of Friday morning (June 14) after a van caught on fire following a crash. The fire service received several 999 calls to report the blaze after spotting a vehicle in a water-filled drainage ditch in a field in Axminster. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and a used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. An Axminster fire station spokesman said: “Owing to the…

Cranbrook is to get a new ‘garden village’ of more than 1,000 homes, primary school, sports pitches, traveller pitches, play areas, employment land and allotments, it has been announced. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has rubber stamped plans to expand Cranbrook – the second of four proposals to increase the town. The granted planning permission includes: Up to 1, 035 homes, Five permanent pitches for gypsies and travellers, 25 acres of employment land 85 acres of recreational space Primary school Six sports pitches Sports pavilion Will Heath, Carden Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for…

The list of candidates setting their sights of being elected by East Devon residents in the July general election have been announced. The district council has released the names of the candidates nominated for the Exmouth and Exeter East constituency, and the newly-created Honiton and Sidmouth constituency, The country will go to the polls on Thursday, July 4, 2024, after a general election was called in May. Honiton and Sidmouth is one of the new constituencies that will replace East Devon at the next general election. This follows a review by the Independent Boundary Commission for England. Melanie Wellman, East…

Your views are needed to shape the future and character of East Devon – including sites to build new homes and businesses, town centre shopping areas, plus preserving green spaces and coastal spots East Devon District Council (EDDC) is urging all to take part and leave feedback on eight new topics for the Local Plan, which will be used for future planning decisions and developments. But you only have from now until 5pm on Thursday, June 27 to make your views known. The eight areas being focussed on are: New housing and mixed-use site allocations New employment site allocations Designated…

An East Devon man and two from Exeter have been jailed for a total of more than 30 years following a brutal attack which left a former friend in a coma fighting for his life. Euan Baker was 18 years old when he was subjected to a vicious and prolonged beating at his Exeter home three years ago. The three masked assailants, also teenagers at the time, burst into his bedroom on 27 April 2021 and repeatedly beat him with a baseball bat and a hammer. Mr Baker sustained a traumatic brain injury and spent two weeks in a medically-induced…

A new supermarket in Cranbrook earmarked for Morrisons remains empty because the retail giant is assessing if the current design and layout is still right for the town, it has revealed. Construction of the supermarket site, in the Court Royal area of Cranbrook, began in October 2022, with the district council hinting the store – and much-awaited town centre – could open to the public at the end of 2023. The supermarket giant is yet to give an official opening date for the Cranbrook Morrisons. Morrisons said it recognised Cranbrook residents were keen for the supermarket to open and had…

East Devon is aiming to avoid relying on controversial estate management firms that charge homeowners fees for providing and maintaining services, such as parks, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. The firms have been flagged up in a national review of the housebuilding sector, with watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stating that around four in every five homes sold by the 11 biggest builders in 2021-2022 were subject to annual estate management charges (EMCs). The average charge was £350, the CMA found, but it added that unplanned charges for significant repair work could cost thousands of pounds. The…

Cranbrook is to be extended by an extra 1,435 homes, plus permanent pitches for travellers and gypsies, new schools, allotments and a cemetery, the district council has announced. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has granted planning permission for the first expansion of Cranbrook, which the authority said was the largest proposal to be given the green light since the new town was permitted 13 years ago. In addition to the 1,435 homes, three more expected planning applications are in the pipeline for Cranbrook’s expansion, which are ‘likely to see’ a further 2,085 homes, a primary school, sports pitches, open space,…

Plans to build around 500 homes – approximately 75 affordable – a community hall, allotments, play areas and a neighbourhood centre on East Devon land between Rockbeare and Cranbrook have been revealed to the public. Developer Baker Estates, based in Newton Abbot, this week held two public consultation exhibitions, showcasing its plans for what it has described as ‘residential-led, mixed-use development’ on land to the east of Gribble Lane and south of London Road. The housebuilder said the site has been allocated for development as part of the Grange Expansion Area within the adopted Cranbrook Plan. The proposals include around…

East Devon MP Simon Jupp’s campaign manager has admitted he bought websites that redirected supporters of the political rival to his boss’s site. Earlier this month the pressure was on Conservative Simon Jupp to explain why the web addresses – RichardFoord.co.uk, RichardFoord.com and RichardFoord.uk – sent users to Mr Jupp’s website. Detective work by Liberal Democrat Tiverton and Honiton MP, Richard Foord – who in the next general election will stand against the East Devon MP for the new constituency of Honiton and Sidmouth – found the web domains had been bought and registered by Oliver Kerr, Mr Jupp’s campaign…

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