Branscombe in East Devon named as one of the best places to live in the country | Exeter Express and Echo
The problem being that you have to be retired or on holiday to enjoy it:
Futures Forum: Sidmouth's ageing population: "Without urgent investment in coastal communities, some areas will struggle to retain the working age families needed to fuel the economies of towns dominated by old people’s homes."
But this is happening all along the West Country coast:
Padstow's locals are priced-out of Cornish resort by tourist boom | UK news | The Guardian
One solution is small-scale building of housing which includes affordable housing:
Futures Forum: CPRE: 'Getting Houses Built' >>> supporting small builders and improving the viability of brownfield development
One such small-scale housing development with affordable housing has been proposed for Branscombe:
15/1291/MOUT | Outline application with all matters reserved for construction of 10 no. dwellings (6 affordable, 4 open market) including site access and service road, parking turning areas and footpaths | Land Adjacent The Fountain Head Berry Hill Branscombe
Earlier this week, the District Council's planning committee approved the application:
The Herald carries the story:
Yes to ‘excellent’ affordable homes in Branscombe
Plans for a new housing development, aimed at creating affordable homes to help young families live in Branscombe, have been approved.
Yes to ‘excellent’ affordable homes in Branscombe - News - Sidmouth Herald
Interestingly, this article comes with a photograph of Branscombe:
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