“The new town of Cranbrook near Exeter will grow to have a population of around 18,000 people under a plan submitted to central government.
East Devon District Council has submitted the local plan for Cranbrook to the Secretary of State for examination.
Local plans are drawn up to shape the future development of towns and villages.
East Devon District Council said the plan envisaged the town growing to 7,750 homes.
When building first started in 2011 Cranbrook there were 2,900 homes planned as well as schools, shops, a library and energy plant.”