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Plans to look at using council car parks for evening entertainment and to install electric charging points revealed

Plans to install electric vehicle charging points across seven car parks in the district are set to go before East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Cabinet.

This is one of a number of exciting projects, recommended for approval or investigation by the authority’s ‘Car Parking Task and Finish Forum’ (TAFF).

An investigation into how the car parks can be used at off peak times...

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....

British Gas heat pump project to reduce energy bills for East Devon Council Tenants

British Gas is working with East Devon District Council on an ambitious heat pump installation project, to reduce energy bills for residents and deliver a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Between now and the end of March, 78 houses and bungalows in Lyme Regis, Exeter and Axminister will have their solid fuel heating and immersion systems replaced with low carbon alternatives...

Couples can now tie the knot in Connaught Gardens

Connaught Gardens is now licensed to host legal wedding ceremonies and will be open for business as soon as Government restrictions allow.

Couples can choose from a number of stunning locations to hire exclusively with the rest of gardens, making it the perfect setting for wedding photographs.

Receptions can also be held in the bandstand gardens for small and large weddings...

Fallen Eagles, Bruce Harris

Devon writer releases a carefully crafted selection of short stories about rites of passage

East Devon writer Bruce Harris has released a carefully crafted selection of short stories which cover upbringing, relationships, sexuality and other rites of passage .

The title story, Fallen Eagles , is a Hamlet-inspired story about a Scottish boy who loses his idolised mountaineer father in an accident and blames his uncle to such an extent that he contemplates murder. Other...

River Otter, Environment Agency

Planners give green light to Otter Valley project

East Devon District Council has approved a pioneering project to help a river valley on England’s Jurassic Coast adapt to climate change and create an internationally important wildlife reserve. The EU-funded Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP) will reconnect the River Otter to its historic floodplain and return the lower Otter Valley to a more natural condition; creating more than 50ha of...

East Devon District Council Services – Coronavirus restrictions update

Measures to abide by the national coronavirus lockdown are being put in place by East Devon District Council following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday.

Although most council services will continue as normal, there are restrictions that residents need to be aware of.

Nineteen public toilets across the district, which are being cleaned daily to strict Covid-19...

Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.


East Devon Coronavirus Community Support Hub

With a national lockdown now in place, East Devon District Council wants to make sure that its most vulnerable residents know where to come for help.

The Government is sending a letter to clinically extremely vulnerable residents where they will get guidance on what to do during lockdown and asking them to register online so they can request support from their local council....

Councillors consider Plymouth University research on coastal change in East Devon

A report on Plymouth University research, estimating future rates of coastal erosion in East Devon over the next 100 years, will be considered by the council's Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th October.

The research, which focuses on the eastern area of the district, is different from previous work on coastal erosion as it is for planning purposes only.

It maps a...