Local Plan consultation for Whimple

Historic Devon cyder village under threat

Communication received from “Protect our Whimple & Rockbeare Group”


Have your say on the future of the village on Nov 29th!

Whimple, Devon, 22nd November 2022 – East Devon District Council is holding a Public Consultation event at the Whimple Victory Hall on Tuesday 29th November between 4:30pm and 8:30pm to inform villagers of the plans for the Draft East Devon Local Plan and to gain feedback from residents. It is a chance to put your views and suggestions forward.

The village of Whimple is on the edge of the expanding new town of Cranbrook, as part of the growth plans laid down in the previous decade. Now, East Devon District Council is on the hunt for more development land. They have created a Draft Local Plan which contains far reaching development proposals that affect East Devon, especially surrounding the City of Exeter. It includes the possibility of large-scale developments bolted onto Whimple, against the will of the people and the principles of localism.

Please come along to the consultation event to understand more about the plans for Whimple and the surrounding area, and to let your District Council know how you feel about the proposals.

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