Devon

Work set to start on new town at Cranbrook in Devon

  • 8 March 2011
  • From the section Devon
Cranbrook site
Image caption More than 3,000 homes will be built on the east Devon site

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.

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