New buildings in Cranbrook
|Cranbrook shown within Devon|
|Population||2,200 (as of March 2015)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Cranbrook is a new town being developed in East Devon, England, initially consisting of 2,900 residential properties, rising to up to 6,551 properties by 2027. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east-north-east of the centre of Exeter, just north-west of the village of Rockbeare, between the B3174 road (London Road) and the West of England Main Line railway.
The requirement to build extra housing in this area formed part of Devon's 2001–2016 Structure Plan and was included in East Devon's Local Plan 1995-2001. The first houses as well as St Martin's Primary school were completed in 2012 and at least 500 houses had been occupied by December 2013. In March 2015, Cranbrook's population was estimated at 2,200, with nearly 1,000 homes occupied.
Cranbrook is in the Broadclyst ward of East Devon.
Accessibility and transport
Stagecoach South West operate three bus routes serving the town: the 4 between Exeter, Cranbrook, Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Axminster; the 4A between Exeter, Cranbrook, West Hill, Ottery St Mary and Honiton; and the 4B which is an early morning bus which goes to Exeter, Cranbrook, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Axminster. On Sundays the only service to run is the 4 as a reduced service from Exeter to Cranbrook.
Cranbrook is 2.2 miles from Exeter International Airport.
The first phase of the Cranbrook development is known as "Younghayes". A primary school (St Martin's) opened in September 2012. The Younghayes Centre is complete and is used as a meeting point for clubs.
The second phase will include a second primary school and a secondary school.
- "Regional Spatial Strategy – Devon County Council's Formal Advice to the Regional Assembly in respect of Proposals for the Exeter Area" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2007.
- East Devon Council - Creating Cranbrook, Oct 2013, http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/plg_cranbrooknewsoct13.pdf
- "People power - Cranbrook community star in short film".
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