Work set to start on new town at Cranbrook in 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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