Charity volunteers prepare for trip to Zambia village

When most people are making plans to hit the beach or take it easy, one intrepid group of volunteers from The Nayamba Trust are preparing to jet off to Zambia on Saturday (15 June) to lead a week of phonics, sport and PSHE in a small rural community.

The volunteers are all connected in some way to the East Devon-based charity and as well as giving of their time free of charge, they...

Work commences at Hoburne Devon Bay’s million-pound winter development

A popular family-run holiday park in the English Riviera has begun work to extend its provision and provide space for an additional 29 new pitches on its land.

After a significant year of growth following the pandemic and the rising demand for holiday home ownership in the south west, Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park has made a substantial investment to increase its holiday home...

Plans for Affordable Homes at Post Hill Given the Go Ahead

Proposals to add 70 homes to Mid Devon District Council’s housing stock have been given the go ahead.

Members voted unanimously to approve plans (subject to signed Section 106 legal agreement) to build the affordable homes at Post Hill, Tiverton, which will be retained by the council.

The homes will be built to Passivhaus standards which is an international energy...

Multi-million decarbonisation works begin, affecting leisure centre parking

Mid Devon Leisure users are being encouraged to plan for disruption at both Exe Valley and Lords Meadow car parks, as energy improvement works begin.

From Tuesday 4th October parking at the two leisure centres will be severely limited, as major work gets underway to install ground and air source heat pumps. The pumps will allow both the sites to move away from high cost, fossil fuels...

Vistry Partnerships Plymouth development wins prestigious construction award

Mayflower Leat in Plymouth has been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.

Mayflower Leat, being built by Vistry Partnerships, has been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for its standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety...

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...

Two Devon construction site managers named best in the country for quality

Construction site managers for two of Devon's newest communities have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

Ex-marine Greig Mills, site manager at David Wilson Homes' Tarka Ridge , Barnstaple and Darren Hall, site manager at Embden Grange , Tavistock have both won the prestigious Pride in the Job award, marking them down as the best in the UK....

Ex-army site managers install Tommy figures in show home gardens across Devon ahead of VE Day

Barratt David Wilson Homes becomes first Tommy Club corporate patron donating £100,000

More than a dozen commemorative Tommy figures have been installed in Barratt David Wilson Homes show home gardens across Devon this week ahead of VE Day on Saturday 8th May.

The leading housebuilder is the first corporate patron of the new Tommy Club, a fundraising initiative launched by the Royal...

New homes in the East Devon town of Cranbrook

Devon is building a third more houses than it has to according to government figures, says countryside charity

Devon’s Local Planning Authorities - with the exception of Torbay - have over-delivered on housing for the last five years, according to the government’s own figures.

Devon CPRE’s analysis of the 2020 Housing Delivery Test shows the county as a whole has delivered 30% more new homes than it was required to over a five-year period, in effect building 6,332 more houses than it had to....


Work underway to develop 380 new homes at Pinhoe Quarry in Exeter

The South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest and leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, have joined forces once again to develop a scheme for the 32-acre site, building on their collaborative portfolio of new homes across the South West.

It is hoped the first homes will be ready to move into during autumn this year.

The development has been named...