What Cranbrook looked like before the town was built

Daniel Clark www.devonlive.com

Construction of the new town of Cranbrook to the east of Exeter has seen the area undergo dramatic changes.

What once was green spaces and farmland is being turned into a town that will eventually consist of 7,750 homes with a population of around 18,000.

Around 2,000 homes have currently been built in Cranbrook, with the town having a primary school, an all-through school, a multi-purpose building with GP surgery space and a rail station.

Cranbrook railway station

The only building that has been provided in the town centre is the pub – the Cranberry Farm – but talks are under way for a Morrisons supermarket to the anchor tenant of the town centre site.

IN THE ONLINE ARTICLE IS A GALLERY OF PICTURES THROUGH THE YEARS

And a short distance to the west of the town is the new SkyPark and the Lidl and Amazon distribution hubs which employ thousands of people.

But can you remember what the landscape looked like before construction began?

The Local Democracy Reporting Service takes a look back using Google Maps and up-to-date pictures to show the changes that have taken place over the last 12 years.

AERIAL

THE APPROACH TO CRANBROOK

YOUNGHAYES ROAD ROUNDABOUT

PARSONS LANE ROUNDABOUT

CRANBERRY FARM ROUNDABOUT

JACK AND THE GREEN PUB

STONE BARTON

CRANNAFORD LANE

CEDAR CLOSE

SKY PARK

APPROACH TO LIDL