Category Archive for: Wessex News

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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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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Devon Business Awards Launched

Devon Live today launched the Devon Business Awards with an event comprising a live panel Q&A, which was held at Sandy Park, Exeter, attended by an enthusiastic and prestigious business audience, and broadcast live via the Devon Live Facebook page. We were delighted to attend in support of Malcolm Dudley-Williams, principal promoter of Eden Westwood,…

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Mid Devon’s Local Plan Recommences Adoption Journey

It was great to hear that MDDC’s Cabinet voted 6:0 in favour of progressing its Local Plan through to Examination in Public, at a special meeting on Friday 9 February. The purpose of the meeting had been to hear from Jenny Clifford, the Council’s Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration, about the findings of a…

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Wessex Gains in Government Funding for Infrastructure

The South West region performed well in the latest round of funding for infrastructure improvements to unlock housing developments – announced today. Particular congratulations to Councils in the areas we’re currently involved with: Mid Devon District Council for securing £18.2m for infrastructure improvements at Tiverton’s Eastern Urban Extension, and for Junction 28 of the M5…

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HoSW LEP Consults on Productivity Strategy

It was really good to be able to attend a small briefing by Karime Hassan, Chief Executive of Exeter City Council, today, to hear first hand about the draft HoSW LEP’s Productivity Strategy. The focus of this meeting, which was consulting those in the Greater Exeter area, was on how to ensure that the economy…

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Envisioning the Future of Taunton Garden Town

We spent the day listening to a very impressive line-up of speakers at Somerset Wildlife Trust’s conference to discuss the future of Taunton in light of its new Garden Town status. These included Professor Chris Baines, one of the UK’s leading environmental communicators whose experience ranges from greening deserts in the Middle East to advising on…

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