Property

Barratt to rehome rare cirl buntings Members Public

A plan to build 187 new homes close to Paignton is approved for Barratt Homes, but not without cost. The scheme includes Barratt Homes paying for the rehoming of five pairs of cirl buntings. The species is only found in the south of Cornwall and Devon, but mostly Devon and

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Green Issues

“We can be flexible on the design” – says Premier Inn Members Public

Premier Inn’s proposals for investing £5.2 million in a new hotel in Ashburton which will create 30 new jobs and bring a major boost to the National Park and its economy are heading to Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee today (4th October) with Whitbread saying:

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Local Life

Royal Clarence Hotel up for sale ‘with sadness’ Members Public

The owners of the Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter, which was destroyed by fire in 2016 have announced that the site is up for sale. The developers have concluded that they could not viably restore the hotel to its former glory. The Andrew Brownsword Hotels group, who also own Gidleigh Park

Ross Bryant
Ross Bryant
Local Life

Santa’s workshop for sale in Widecombe Members Public

If you’re crazy about Christmas and have a cool £1 million spare, this Grade II listed home could be for you. This three-bedroom farmhouse boasts over twelve acres of land and even a 2000 strong Christmas tree plantation, although the new owner isn’t expected to decorate all of

Ross Bryant
Ross Bryant
Property

Students are treated like ‘another species’ Members Public

Students in Exeter are treated by councillors “like they are another species”, according to the leader of the city’s council. Councillor Pete Edwards was speaking at a meeting where plans for a huge student flats development were approved for the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. He raised concerns

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Local Life

Warning over homes planned for Devon Members Public

Too many homes are being planned for Devon over the next decade, most to be built on greenfield sites and two-thirds will be bought by people who have moved into the county according to conservation charity CPRE Devon, which launched an independent report. CPRE Devon commissioned an independent, six-month-long study

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Property

Drake’s Island goes on for sale for £6m Members Public

You’ll need a cool £6 million to take on this six-acre property off the coast of Plymouth, once used to defend against France and Spain. Unfortunately, it’s not as yet a Caribbean-style paradise, thanks to its centuries-old derelict gun battery, former barracks, crumbling ablution blocks, commanding officer’s

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Local Life

Jennie shares her royal memories Members Public

Jennie Bond, the former BBC royal commentator, officially opened Stannary Gardens luxury housing development in Chagford last week. She spoke of her fourteen years as royal correspondent, covering events around the world including the Windsor Castle fire in 1992 and the divorces of Prince Andrew and the Prince of Wales.

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life