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Wessex Strategic Submits Dorset Planning Application

We are delighted that long-term client Wessex Strategic has now submitted a planning application for its residential project in Milborne St Andrew, Dorset. Seaxburh has been working with Wessex and the project team since the project’s inception, running a well attended and successful public exhibition in September as well as engaging with other community stakeholders.…

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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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Inspector Finds No ‘In Principle’ Difficulty with J27/M5 Allocation

The phone, social and email accounts of Seaxburh Partners have been running hot since Inspector Paul Griffiths delivered his findings late yesterday following the two-day Preliminary Hearings on the Mid Devon Local Plan in September. The Hearings looked at the allocation made as a ‘major modification’ to the Local Plan in 2016, which included sites…

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Businesses Debate Cullompton Relief Road

As the public consultation on the optional routes proposed for the Cullompton Relief Road reaches mid-point, Seaxburh was delighted to be invited to join the debate held last night by Culm Valley in Business (CViB). This very involved and varied group of businesses and retailers with EX15 postcodes brought a very well-informed and personal perspective…

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Strategic Housing Development, Gloucs

Hunts Grove is a new garden community situated adjacent to the M5 and the villages of Hardwicke and Haresfield, on the southern edge of the city of Gloucester. Over time, it will grow into a community of c2,500 homes with superb access to Gloucester, Stroud and the M5 corridor. Hunts Grove I comprises 1,750 homes…

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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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Consulting the Public in Dorset

We completed another successful public exhibition this weekend for Wessex Strategic. The proposal, for 75 new homes in Milborne St Andrew, Dorset, was well supported by the local community and we received some helpful suggestions for improvements to the scheme. The Homefield site is the most appropriate location for new homes in the village and…

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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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