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A new tram stop providing a direct link to Seaton Wetlands could be open by the spring. The Seaton Tramway station has been given the go-ahead by East Devon District Council (EDDC). Currently, the tramway, which runs between Seaton and Colyton, only stops off at Colyford. A spokesman for Seaton Tramway said of the news: “We are delighted that this application has been approved, which will provide an exciting link between Seaton and its award-winning wetlands. “Our contractors are now moving to deliver the project, with a view to open and start accepting visitors in the spring. “This recognises a significant…

Another member has quit East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) ruling Independent Group – citing a decision to reject a £2.1million loan bid to save Seaton Hospital as ‘the final straw’.  Joe Whibley will continue to represent the Exmouth Town ward on the authority, but says he felt the need to ‘distance himself’ from the party running it. He is the second councillor to leave the group in recent months. Exmouth Halsdon ward representative Cllr Paul Millar jumped ship in September. It means the Independent Group is no longer the largest group on the council. It has 18 elected representatives, while the…

Firefighters from across East Devon spent the night tackling a huge barn blaze in Seaton – with a number of cows saved from the inferno. Reports of the straw- and hay-filled agricultural building – measuring 30m by 20m – was engulfed in flames and smoke first came in at around 10.20pm last night (Friday, January 17). One man has been treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation, said the fire service. Crews from Seaton and Colyton were first on the scene. They were joined by colleagues from Sidmouth,  Axminster, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Exmouth, and Tophsam. Firefighters from Crediton, Bovey…

Stormy weather, rain and gales has prompted the Environment Agency to warn of possible flooding in Exmouth during tonight’s high tide. A flood alert was issued earlier today, Tuesday, January 14, for the South Devon Coast, from Dawlish Warren to Seaton. This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray…The Environment Agency (EA) said strong winds, stormy weather, and tonight’s high tide,  Tuesday, January 14, at 9.45pm, could result in offshore wave heights of more than two-and-a-half metres. An EA spokesperson said: “This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray.” The…

A low energy high design seafront development in Seaton has won double recognition in the International Property Awards. The property has been named Best Apartment Devon for its penthouse and Best Sustainable Residential Development in the UK. It is the first multi-block development in the UK to be certified as Passivhaus Plus. Mike Webb, Seaton Beach managing director, said: “To be recognised by our industry peers for our Passivhaus apartment block is a great honour.  “Not many UK developers build to this standard from Germany – now over 30 years old and globally recognised. “We could have taken the traditional…

A bid to borrow £2.1million and save Seaton Hospital by turning it into a community health hub has been rejected by district councillors ‘at the first hurdle’.   The facility saw its inpatient wards closed in 2017 and currently only 35 per cent of the building is being occupied – a situation that is ‘not tenable financially’. The Valley View Road site is currently run by NHS Property Services, but community group Seaton Area Health Matters had put forward plans to buy the building. It would put us in an impossible position with a very high risk whatsoever and where there…

A masterplan for Seaton that would see a new tramstop created to provide a direct link to the Wetlands has been backed. East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night through their support by the masterplan, which aims to create a new circular walking/cycle route around three of Seaton’s most popular attractions – Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic and Seaton Tramway. These are extremely exciting initiatives and I look forward to seeing the link between Seaton Jurassic, the Wetlands and the Tramway – Cllr Marcus Hartnell The three are run by different organisations, but collectively offer a combined environmental, heritage and…

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their real Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district. The now-forlorn festive items can be left at designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be mulched to be used in public parks and gardens. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster – West Street car park, Monday, January 6, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst – Victory Hall car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 12.30pm…

A masterplan is set to be developed to create a new circular walking/cycle route around three of Seaton’s most popular attractions – and could see a new tramstop for the Seaton Tramway created. Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic and Seaton Tramway are run by different organisations, but collectively offer a combined environmental, heritage and educational experience. It will enhance the Seaton Jurassic offer enabling the visitor centre to maximise its potential as a key attraction along the Jurassic coast – report Visitors could combine visits to all three attractions in one day from one starting point, and East Devon District Council’s…

Seaton Hospital is set to be saved and turned into a ‘health hub’ for the community. The hospital saw its inpatient wards closed in 2017 and currently only 35 per cent of the building is being occupied – a situation that is ‘not tenable financially’. The Seaton Hospital site is ideally placed to become a Health & Wellbeing Hub to fully utilise all the space and to build on the services that already exist as the site is already, in practice a hub – business plan report The Valley View Road site is currently run by NHS Property Services, but…

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