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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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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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Elmbridge Retail Extension Project

We are excited to be working with LaSalle Investment Managers on a retail extension project in Elmbridge, Surrey. The proposal will extend the popular Brooklands Shopping Centre, currently home to M&S and Tesco, and create three new retail units, one of which will be taken by M&S, enabling it to expand its range and relocate…

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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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Beautiful Dartmoor

Poor us: this was our terrible commute to a meeting today, with the Duchy of Cornwall in Princetown. Dartmoor gave us a sample of all four seasons as we drove, but was simply stunning in them all. We passed about four cars after leaving the highway, but hundreds of sheep and ponies. Love the West…

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Motivated Teens at Haygrove School, Bridgwater

A big congratulations to all the teens that took part in mock career interviews at Haygrove School on Monday – what a motivated bunch. Lucie was really pleased to support the event at her local high school, interviewing and advising teens interested in careers in business. It was very exciting to hear their plans for…

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Great Response to Plans for New Hunts Grove School

Residents and parents of Hunts Grove Primary Academy were invited to attend our exhibition of designs for the new school at Hunts Grove on Tuesday 28th November. The two form entry primary school will be built by our client Crest Nicholson and will be a key part of the growing garden community at Hunts Grove…

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