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 to start on A382 upgrade

Work is due to start on improvements to the A382 in Newton Abbot next week (Monday 10 February).

The first phase of the £13 million Devon County Council scheme will upgrade the link from Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout.

The route is being realigned and widened between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross, and a new roundabout will be developed at Ringslade...

Public consultation on road improvements in Starcross

A public consultation is being held by Devon County Council on proposed improvements to the A379 at Starcross and the Mamhead Road from Starcross to the A380.

People are being asked for their views on a number of upgrades for the section of the A379 through Starcross, which is a well-known pinch-point that affects vehicles and pedestrians.

While little can be done to improve...

New look for South Devon tourism

Visit South Devon has today unveiled a new look brand and refreshed website for tourism in South Devon, embracing tourism businesses and destinations across East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and South Hams. Created following its merger with Heart of Devon, the new brand, developed by Exeter brand agency, ‘Believe in’, is designed to create an evocative link between the shores and countryside...

Teignbridge gears up for spectacular Tour of Britain finish

Thousands of cycling fans are expected to descend on Teignbridge on Friday 9 September as the district plays host to a spectacular Haytor finish for the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain.

With the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and other Olympic medallists among the racers, supporters lining the route and arriving at the finish area on Haytor will also be kept...

Visit South Devon appoints acting general manager

Visit South Devon has announced the appointment of Sarah Stride as acting general manager for the next 12 months. Sarah takes over the post from Stephanie Cherrett, who is taking adoption leave for the coming year.

Stuart Longrigg, Chairman of Visit South Devon, commented: “Stephanie has been a great asset to us over the past four years. She has helped establish the organisation as a...