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Call for sites: Land needed for new developments in East Devon

Do you own land that could be used to build housing or developments?

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is looking to make a list of potential sites that could be drawn upon to help develop its new local plan - which will help shape what and where developments will go for the next 15 years and more.

The authority is now looking to identify suitable building sites for new...

Exciting new perennial planting schemes revealed for East Devon open spaces

Exciting plans to transform East Devon’s open spaces into seas of colour, that bloom all year around, have begun.

Last year East Devon District Council (EDDC) made a move towards becoming more environmentally friendly, planting more perennials which return bigger and better each year in parks and green spaces.

EDDC has again careful laid out exciting plans for its green...

More than 100 East Devon council homes to become more eco-friendly

More than 100 East Devon council homes are now more eco-friendly thanks to a special project that helped them upgrade their insulation, heating systems and much more.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has been running a Green Homes Grant programme since 2020 – the Government scheme is designed to help councils fund the cost of reducing the carbon footprint and environmental impact...

70 oak trees to be planted in East Devon, celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A total of 70 oak trees, marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will be planted across East Devon this year.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is celebrating the landmark event, which is a first for any British monarch, by gifting oak saplings, with a commemorative plaque, to every town and parish - with hopes planting can begin this March.

EDDC is working with councillors...

East Devon economy bouncing back fuelled by green growth

More widely known for its Jurassic coast and rolling hills, East Devon is showing strong signs of a green economic recovery in response to Covid-19.

The pandemic has brought acknowledgement of the link between health and outside spaces. This recognition and a need to transition to net zero carbon means businesses see wellbeing and the environment as priorities.

East Devon...

Handy list of Christmas recycling tips from East Devon District Council

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t be recycling this Christmas? Well East Devon District Council (EDDC) has put this handy list together to help you over the festive season.

Every household in the district should have received a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year.

The information can also be found by visiting www.eastdevon.gov.uk/...

East Devon's new draft Local Plan revealed, with potential locations for hundreds of new homes

A draft new Local Plan reveals potential locations for where new homes could be built, including an option for a new town, as well as East Devon’s ambitious plans to become carbon neutral by 2040

This is the first time in the council’s history that it has revealed a ‘work in progress’ draft for a Local Plan , normally waiting until work is further progressed before showing it to the...

East Devon homes can get free energy efficiency improvements

Residents across East Devon can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000, as part of a share of a multi-million pound Government funded programme.

Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, homeowners will benefit from energy efficiency installations up to the value of £10,000 with nothing for them to pay towards the costs of works.

Tenants of rented...

EDDC scoops three prestigious planning awards for Clyst Valley Regional Park

The Clyst Valley Regional Park has been declared overall winner at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, as well as winning the ‘Excellence in Plan Making Practice’ category and highly commended in the RTPI South West Chairs Award for Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity.

Hot on the trail of COP26 and with a clear vision to support East...

Calling East Devon Christmas shoppers to Please Stop Here

East Devon District Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage all residents to shop locally for all their Christmas gifts and food this year.

A study* shows that half of UK adults plan to make the most of Christmas 2021, with 30% of locals in the South West intending to spend more money than last year. East Devon District Council is working with local businesses and high...