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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…

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…

A mega round-up of news from across East Devon – including community stories and photos from Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Cranbrook, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, plus crime, business, farming, what’s on.  Honiton Affordable homes have been announced for Honiton after 90 were sold by a developer to Sovereign Network Group (SNG). SNG bought the homes in a deal with housing developer Baker Estates on the 291-home site at the Hayne Lane area of the town. The properties are a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two and three-bedroom houses. Of the new homes, SNG has made…

A new trail for walkers and cyclists proposed for East Devon could link Sidbury and Sidford if planners get the green light. The county council wants to create a new ‘multi-use’ trail, linking Sidford to Hillside, Sidbury, in East Devon and is inviting the public to comment on the proposals. The consultation runs until January 5, 2024, highlighting the draft blueprint and inviting public feedback through a survey before going before planners to seek permission. An overview of the proposals can be seen through an online, virtual, consultation event, on Monday, December 4, from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. It is expected…

The sea dragged a pick-up truck off the front at Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary’s iconic tar barrel bonfire is under feet of floodwater after Storm Ciaran raged across East Devon. Scores of warnings and alerts are in place across East Devon and the Environment Agency has warned properties are at risk of flooding as rain-hit river levels remain high. The stricken vehicle was last seen early this morning (November 2), being ‘dragged out to sea by the breaking swell’. Firefighters received a ‘distress call’ to Sidmouth seafront on Wednesday night (November 1) after it was reported a pick-up…

A roundup of news from across East Devon – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster Lympstone, Sidbury, Honiton, Whimple and Ottery St Mary. Lympstone Police in Exmouth investigating vandalism to five noticeboards in Lympstone want to hear from anyone who may have information to help identify the culprits. Devon and Cornwall Police said the parish information boards, next to Londis, on The Strand, Lympstone, were targeted sometime between 8pm on Sunday, October 1 and 8am the following morning, October 2, causing around £200 of damage. Police, who have released this photo showing the graffiti, are appealing for CCTV from the…

A road closure lasting more than three weeks has been announced for an East Devon village during the final phase of work to upgrade gas pipes. Wales & West Utilities said the final phase of gas pipe upgrade in the Burnt Oak area of Sidbury, East Devon, is set to start on Monday, October 2, and will finish by the end of the month. The utilities company said a road closure on the A375, from Two Bridges Road to Chapel Street, will be in place between October 2-17. while the upgrade is finished. Wales & West Utilities said residents would…

Torrential downpours on Sunday (September 17) resulted in a month of rainfall in one day – battering parts of East Devon and Exeter and prompting flood alerts to be issued by the Environment Agency (EA). Devon County Council (DCC) said the clear-up from Sunday’s floods was ‘likely to take several days’. A deluge of rain in areas of Devon on Sunday afternoon resulted in many rivers breaching their banks and floodwater settling on roads and farmland. The areas of Broadclyst, Stoke Cannon, Clyst St Mary, Huxham and Rewe have been affected, the EA said. Some flood alerts remain in place…

Once again little separates the parties and groups in East Devon in this year’s local elections, writes local democracy reporter Rob Kershaw. The Independents edged out the Liberal Democrats by 19 seats to 18, but this is a notable improvement for the Lib Dems who managed only seven in 2019. The Conservatives were only just behind on 17, but lost their leader Philip Skinner who was displaced by Liberal Democrat Richard Jeffries. Speaking on his 24 years as a Councillor, Mr Skinner said: “I’ve worked passionately for East Devon. It’s been in my heart for 24 years to be honest…

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