Several villages in East Devon feel 'under siege' from developers:
Futures Forum: Feniton, development and scaremongering
In the western part of the District, there is pressure from an expanding Exeter:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: and the longer-term demise of district councils... part two
And yet Exeter is itself anxious about development on its eastern side - although this comment from a year ago is somewhat 'party-political':
There is growing and justified alarm in Exeter about the planning “free for all” taking place over the city boundary in East Devon and Teignbridge. This is being felt particularly acutely in Pinhoe and Alphington, where developers have put in proposals for thousands of new homes on East Devon and Teignbridge land just over the Exeter boundary.
Under the coalition Government’s controversial new planning laws local authorities are supposed to draw up local plans as frameworks for development in their areas. Labour Exeter submitted its plan in July 2010 and it was formally approved nearly two years ago in February 2012. But Tory run East Devon and Teignbridge dragged their feet. They finally submitted their local plans in August and June last year respectively, but neither has yet had its plan approved by the Inspector.
A cynic might say what’s happening is rather convenient for East Devon and Teignbridge. All this new housing gets plonked on Exeter’s doorstep. East Devon and Teignbridge get all the new council tax income, while we in Exeter get all the new pressure on our roads, schools and other infrastructure and public services.
Ben Bradshaw: It’s time to end this planning free for all on the edge of Exeter | Exeter Express and Echo
Now in another similar part of the District, there are further pressures for further development:
Campaign started to ‘save Clyst St Mary’ from large scale development in and around the village | Exeter Express and Echo
Clyst St Mary latest village to campaign against being swamped by housing - Claire Wright
This is the campaign:
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