East Budleigh landowner invests in green technology and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 December 2011

(c) Erik Snyder

East Budleigh-based landowners Clinton Devon Estates are investing in the latest cutting-edge wind-power techology. Read this and more.

MIKE’S HONOUR: Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club has bestowed an Honorary Life Membership on member Mike Dyer.

The award was given at the club’s last AGM and club secretary Kevin Curran said it was for his ‘long standing past service to the club.’

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ANIMAL CENTRE PLAN: Bicton College has filed a planning application to demolish existing agricultural barns and sheep handling structures and build a new small animal care centre and associated facilities.

The project also includes parkland restoration work. The plans will be considered by East Budleigh Parish Council with the final decision to be made by district planners in the New Year.

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SWINGING ‘20s: A tribute to the 1920s will be held at the Public Hall on January 15 2012. Tickets are £8 and on sale at The Card Shop Too and includes a cabaret and bar. Call Jenny Nicholls on 01395 446415.

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SHED APPROVAL: The retention and repositioning of a garden at 9A Vales Road Budleigh Salterton has been approved by district planners.

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SAIL POWER: East Budleigh-based landowners Clinton Devon Estates are investing in the latest cutting-edge wind-power techology.

In their annual report, they say they are investing in Exeter-based company Tradewind Turbines. A tradewind turbine is a vertical axis turbine, which combines sailing techology, engineering and electronics to generate power.

Nick Paget, CEO of Tradewinds Turbines said: “The majority of windturbines...are inspired by the world of aviation with blades and propellers. But we believe the sailing ship and windmill still have much to teach us.”

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NEW HOME: District planners have approved a new home and garage at 8 Vales Road, Budleigh Salterton.

Planners have ruled that the plans do not adversely affect the privacy or amenity of neighbours, do not harm the visual amenity of the surrounding area, do not prejudice highway safety and do not harm the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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ANGLING triumph: Budleigh Salterton angler Brian Reed won second place at the 90th Christmas Fair competition at Exmouth Sea Angling Association.

Over 40 flounder and wrasse were recorded during the five-hour event fished on the Exe estuary, but the top catch of the day was Harry Gaddes’ sea bass of 10lbs 6oz, which he landed near the Octagon. Club secretary Andy Browning came in third.

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POPULATION ALERT: The third annual science forum at The Public Hall, on February 3, will hear lectures from academics on world population.

The forum will ask why the world’s population has risen so quickly, is there a limit to how many people the planet can support and if migration is inevitable, advantageous or a problem.

Speakers include University of London senior fellow Dr Ray Hall, Mr Roger Martin and the head of social statistics at Southampton University, Dr Andrew Hinde.

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