Category Archive for: Wessex News

Performing Arts Get Boost in SW

Having suffered from the refocus of public funds on STEM subjects and engineering/science facilities, the Arts have had little to celebrate in the South West in recent times. That is all changing, though – and we were delighted to meet and hear the latest from Julian Morgan, chairman of Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT). In…

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Culm Garden Village Website Launched

‘Culm Garden Village’, the development proposed for the east of Cullompton, has taken another baby-step towards realisation with a website, on which information, progress updates and consultation documents will be published by Mid Devon District Council (MDDC). Twitter and Facebook profiles have also been set up (@CulmGV). This development – on a site allocated in the…

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St. Modwen Exits Firepool Development, Taunton

Within months of achieving outline planning for the Firepool mixed use scheme in Taunton, the promoter St. Modwen and the Council have parted ways. The decision has been attributed to a new commercial focus by St. Modwen on commercial/industrial and residential developments, rather than on mixed use, town centre regeneration schemes like Firepool.  Meanwhile, the…

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Examination of Mid Devon Local Plan Commences

The much anticipated Examination in Public of Mid Devon’s Local Plan Review 2013-2033 commences today with Preliminary Hearings on Policies J27 (land at M5 Junction 27), and associated Policies SP2 (houses at Sampford Peverell, Higher Town) and TIV16 (Blundells Road, Tiverton.) Inspector Paul Griffiths, has identified a number of Matters & Issues he wants to…

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Consultation on Cullompton Relief Road

Consultation has opened for the Cullompton Town Centre Relief Road. Comments are invited from all interested parties until 25 October. Three optional routes have been proposed. These will be displayed, with the expert opinion on the pros and cons for each, at a series of exhibitions: Dates Location Time Friday 14th September 2018 Cullompton Town…

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SW Secures Big Slice of £40m Discover England Fund

Great news for the South West! The largest chunk of the Discover England Fund yet has been awarded to the promoters of England’s GREAT South West Peninsula. The Fund was designed to promote England to overseas visitors, and the successful bid for £300k was made by the South West Peninsula Overseas Partnership, a consortium led…

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Impact Lab Opens in Devon

It was exciting to join many of the South West’s movers and shakers today for the official opening of the succinctly-named Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab at the Met Office HPC in Exeter. The Impact Lab, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is a three-year project operated by a partnership of seven…

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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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Seaxburh Joins Taunton Garden Town Visioning Event

Taunton is the South West’s first garden town and we were delighted to join a wide range of local stakeholders at the first Taunton Garden Town Visioning Event. The morning was facilitated by an excellent team of officers from Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils who will use the multiple outputs from the day to…

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