The development site for 59 new homes at Chivenor Cross, for which permission was granted on appeal

Dismay after housing application in North Devon refused by the Council is allowed on appeal

Devon CPRE has voiced its utter dismay that a planning application for 59 new houses near Braunton, which North Devon District Council refused earlier this year, has now been allowed on appeal.

In February, the Devon branch of the countryside charity was pleased that North Devon’s planning committee had emphatically refused permission for more new homes at Chivenor Cross. Councillors...

Farmer find for refusing to stop ploughing up history

Braunton tenant-farmer Andrew Cooper has been ordered to pay £31,500 for ploughing historically important fields linked to prehistoric and Second World War periods. When Cooper of Croyde Hoe Farm ploughed and planted fields on National Trust-owned land which experts regard as archaeologically significant, he was ordered to stop and remediate the fields by Natural England in September 2017....

Mother and children in Braunton helicopter rescue

The police helicopter was involved in the rescue of a mother and her two children who were lost in north Devon on Sunday night.

At about 7.20pm on Sunday (29 September), Devon and Cornwall Police received an emergency call from the mother who was described as "distraught" and "panicking". She was with her ten-year-old and three-year-old children and told police that she was lost on...