The first expansion of Cranbrook gets a green light

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has granted planning permission for the first expansion of Cranbrook. It is the largest planning permission issued by EDDC since permission for the new town was issued, more than 13 years ago.

The expansion allows up to 1435 homes and 10 permanent pitches for gypsies and travellers to be created. There will be a new three form entry primary school,...

Devon apprentice shares skills for life

Bobby Wilson, an apprentice based in Paignton with Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, is helping the homebuilder celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (5th– to 12th Feb) as one of the business’s six trade trainees.

Bobby’s apprenticeship blends on-site work at the Berry Acres development in Paignton with college education that focuses on Bricklaying Level 2 skills. Aged...

Persimmon unveils exciting plans for Saltram Meadow development

The leading housebuilder behind the Saltram Meadow site in Plymstock is inviting local residents to come and see its future plans for the development.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon has recently submitted plans to the local authority for a new community square as part of the major new housing development on the edge of Plymouth.

The 'Main Square' will form the...

Let's get cracking – Devon housebuilder offering FREE sustainable Christmas cracker kits

Redrow- Romansfield, Blundell's Grange, St Michael's Meadow Developments
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 10:00 to Sunday, December 24, 2023 - 17:30

A housebuilder in Devon is encouraging the local community to get into the festive spirit by offering free Christmas cracker kits.

Redrow South West is welcoming local house hunters looking for a merry good time to pick up their very own sustainable Christmas cracker kits* at its Romansfield, Blundell’s Grange and St Michael’s Meadow developments, from Thursday 14th December.

Wait – there’s myrrh! Visitors can also take a tour of the development's popular show home, which forms part of Redrow’s award-winning Heritage Collection and has been transformed into a magical...

Taylor Wimpey encourages Cullompton school children to get involved with nature

Children from a school in Cullompton have been getting creative by designing their own bug hotels to be installed at Taylor Wimpey’s nearby Culm Valley Park development.

As part of its aim to encourage biodiversity in and around the community, Taylor Wimpey Exeter invited children at Willowbank Primary School to get involved with nature by asking them to design and paint their own...

Housing provider pledges to build 1,800 affordable homes in Devon

A leading housing association is set to build around 1,800 affordable homes in Devon over the next five years as part of a £1billion investment in the regional economy.

As the largest housing provider in the South West, LiveWest has more than 16,000 homes in Devon and currently owns more than 40,000 homes across the South West.

LiveWest has stepped up its investment in the...

Revealed: Over half of homes in the South West have an EPC rating of 'D' or below

In the South West, 59% of homes have an EPC rating of D - G, meaning owners and landlords would have to spend up to £31k to improve it to the pending government requirements.

Data summary:

  • With 64% of all homes being between D - G on their EPC rating, Yorkshire and the Humber has the least energy-efficient homes in the country.

  • London has the

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Energy voucher scheme for Devon households this winter

As the winter months loom on the horizon, many people in Devon are concerned about how they will meet their energy bills as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

Citizens Advice is launching a new campaign to encourage take-up of the Energy Relief Scheme, which can provide up to £100 towards meeting energy bills for those struggling to pay their supplier.


Vacant College site in Exmouth given new lease of life 

 The former Rolle College site in Exmouth, which has been vacant since it closed its doors in 2009, is being given a new lease of life by independent housebuilders, Acorn Property Group.

A bespoke new development of thirty-three new homes, which includes the refurbishment of the historic Grade II listed building Eldin House are set to be released for sale in September. 


£2.4m deposit contributions given to South West’s key workers

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have provided deposits for key workers in the South West worth more than £2.4 million.

During the first six months of the year, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have helped almost 140 key workers across the South West buy their own properties by paying towards their deposits.

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, part of the country’s...