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Public Consultation for Premier Inn, Uxbridge

We were back on the beat today, this time running an all-day public consultation on the plans for a Premier Inn proposed for Baker Street, Uxbridge by LaSalle Investment Management. Our location was right in the heart of the town on a sunny market day, so we found ourselves chatting at length to hundreds of…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already! We’ve certainly had a busy and fun twelve months. We are now working with a wide range of planning consultants and developers throughout the South – from Uxbridge and Elmbridge to Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and right across Devon. We’re also in London frequently. Lucie is…

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Seaxburh MDAA Case Study

Mid Devon Attractions Association

Project The Mid Devon Attractions Association had recently emerged from a more wide-ranging town and tourism group in the area. Members include a wide range of top Devon visitor attractions, such as Coldharbour Mill, Devon Railway Centre, Knightshayes (National Trust), the Tiverton Canal Co. (Horse Drawn Barge) and the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.…

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Copywriting for Smiths Group plc’s New Corporate Website

One of the great joys of being a consultant copywriter is that you never quite know what you’re going to learn about next. With long roots in the IT sector, ‘our Nic’ was delighted to be asked to join the team delivering a sparkling new website for FTSE 100 technology giant, Smiths Group plc. She…

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Successful Bid for £83.1m for North Devon Link Road

Great news for Wessex. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today committed £83.1m of government funding to upgrade the North Devon Link Road (A361), which will better connect the North Devon district to the rest of the South West and UK. The work will concentrate on improving the stretch of road between South Molton and Bideford,…

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DEFRA Consults Rural Stakeholders on Farming Future

Seaxburh Partners was delighted to join client Eden Westwood at the Eden Project mothership in Cornwall today, for a consultation event by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The event was part of a series organised by DEFRA around the country to debate how to create ‘A brighter future for farming and…

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Why Devon is Great to Visit – Whatever the Reason or Weather!

In her role as a board member of Visit Devon, Seaxburh’s Niki Lathwell has to attend meetings around the county. Today’s gathering was at the Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel in Torquay. Although April decided to catch up on its average quota of showers in a single day, the views from the conference room were…

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Taunton’s Firepool Scheme Gets Outline Planning

Last night, Taunton Deane Borough Council granted Outline Planning permission for the mixed-use ‘Firepool’ development proposed for one of the largest brownfield sites in the West Country. Situated to the north of Taunton, the £105m scheme promoted by St Modwen will include: waterfront restaurants, a mix of retail units and offices, a cinema, 200 homes…

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Seaxburh Joins Board of Visit Devon

As committed ‘Wessex warriors’, we are delighted that Seaxburh’s Niki Lathwell will now be able to champion Devon in an official capacity, following her appointment to the Board of Visit Devon. Visit Devon was established two years ago with funding from Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, the Area Tourism Partnerships and DATA to help…

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Mid Devon Local Plan Takes Another Step Towards Adoption

Mid Devon’s Local Plan took another step forward tonight as Full Council carried a motion to: Approve the recently completed Sustainability Appraisal Update and associated documents (ie the Local Plan review work which resulted in the postponement of the Plan Hearings last September) Schedule a six-week public consultation on the amendments recommended by the Update…

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