West Devon residents are in line for a cash pay out worth up to £5,000 if they downsize and free up their home for a family that is struggling in cramped conditions.
Sports clubs and local community groups in Okehampton and Tavistock will receive over £38,000 thanks to West Devon Borough Council Section 106 funding.
Plans to increase the quality and quantity of accommodation for some of West Devon's most vulnerable residents got the go ahead today, 14 December 2021.
Today the planning committee (Development Management and Licensing Committee) at West Devon granted planning permission to Baker Estates for 44 open market homes. It also includes outline planning consent for an extra care facility of up to 60 socially rented (affordable) units, which will also provide 22 jobs.
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West Devon Borough Council is launching its annual 'Are you ready for winter?' campaign, which offers top tips on how to beat everything the winter throws at us.
Christmas is creeping closer and the shops are starting to stock their shelves with seasonal treats, so this year the Council encourage residents to buy sustainably and recycle more over the festive season.
Angela Blackman has been announced as the new West Devon Borough Councillor for the Bere Ferrers Ward, following a by-election on 18 November - winning by just a single vote.
Nobody has been identified as sleeping rough in West Devon this year. However, West Devon Borough Council believes that the number of people without a permanent home is likely to be higher.