Work set to start on new town at Cranbrook in Devon
- 8 March 2011
- From the section Devon
Work could start within weeks on the first phase of a new town in Devon.
As well as more than 3,000 new homes, Cranbrook will have schools, a community centre, an energy plant and a library.
The aim is to tackle housing need in east Devon and ensure strong transport links with a dedicated railway station and bus route.
East Devon District Council described Cranbrook as an "eco-trailblazer".
Outline planning permission for an initial 1,100 homes was granted last October.