planning

Great Torrington appeal decision raises the question: do Local Planning Authorities have any authority over planning?

Authored by sharon goble

Outline planning permission has been granted for a major development of new homes on farmland at Great Torrington following a Planning Inspector’s decision to allow an appeal by developer Beechcroft Land Ltd.

The developer had sought permission in 2018 for 181 homes in three fields to the south of the town, next to the existing settlement boundary and urban area. The eastern field of...

Planning proposals for new district heating network in East Devon

Authored by News Desk

A local development order (LDO) is being proposed for district heating networks in the area to the east of Exeter, in and around the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.

The LDO is a way for East Devon District Council, as the Local Planning Authority, to put in place a simplified planning system by granting planning consent for development as specified. LDOs encourage economic...

A victory for local democracy as minister quashes planning permission for controversial Whiddon Down development

Authored by sharon goble

Opponents are jubilant at winning an important battle to stall the development of a retail outlet and cafe in open countryside next to the A30 at Whiddon Down. The Secretary of State for Communities, Housing and Local Government has decided to quash the granting of planning permission for the site, fuelling calls for a Public Inquiry.

On appeal, London developer Jack Mann was granted...

Santander officially opens redesigned branch in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

On Tuesday 7 January 2020, Santander UK will officially open its newly redesigned branch at 157-159 Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1JF. The new-look branch has been designed to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

The branch will be opened by Toby Gorniak MBE and Jo Gorniak, founders and directors of local charity Street Factory CIC, who will cut the ribbon...

Planning workshop for town and parish councils

Do you sit on a town or parish council in Devon? If so, you need to know how to respond to planning proposals affecting your community. Your response, as consultees in the planning process, can significantly influence the outcome and make a real difference to what the local planning authority decides. CPRE Devon invites you to a special ‘planning workshop’ for Devon’s town and parish councils. Experienced, independent Planning Consultant, Jo Widdecombe, will guide you through the process and explain what’s important. Free admission for member organisations (up to 3 people free per member...

Electrically Unconcerned, making a decision not to act is better than lack of consideration

Authored by redgenieuk

It’s not often that you write about something nobody worries about. Worry, like many things, goes in waves. Either nobody except a seemingly strange individuals, probably with beards seem concerned or conversely everybody is tearing themselves apart at the potential catastrophe and attempting to spread their view across social media. Normally, the issues and conundrums of the current position...

CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Devon next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the county.

At the opening of CPRE Devon’s housing seminar in Tavistock on Friday (8th Feb),...

New homes planned for South West Devon to come under the spotlight at CPRE Devon seminar

Countryside campaigners CPRE Devon are hosting a seminar in Tavistock next month amid growing concerns in the area about the scale of current and future housing development, and whether these plans provide the number and kind of homes that are really needed.

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is holding the event called “Is the scale of housing development right for South West Devon?” at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock on Friday 8th February 2019 from 10am-1pm.

The seminar comes hot on the heels of a similar event in Tiverton last autumn at which CPRE...

Financial planning event is bang on the money

Authored by Mary

Investors have been finding out how to maximise returns on their finances in today’s unpredictable global marketplace at a special lunch organised by Goodmans financial planners in Devon.

The respected South West-based independent financial planning company, which has offices in Totnes and Plymouth and plans for a third in Exeter, invited clients from across the region to the annual...

Council cleans up at national planning awards

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth City Council has scooped three top awards at the 2016 Royal Town PIanning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence.

The ceremony was held in London on Thursday 5 May 2016 and the Council won Local Authority Planning Team of the Year, the Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing Award for the Council’s Plan For Homes, and the Silver Jubilee Cup, the RTPI’s most...

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