Jubilee tree to be planted in Budleigh Salterton and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 May 2012

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A tree to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will be planted in Budleigh Salterton after £500 was pledged by the Lord Clinton Charitable Trust. Read this and more.

NEW HOME SUPPORTED: A bid to build a new detached home on land adjacent to Oakfield, 5 Exmouth Road, has been backed by town councillors.

Councillor Alan Dent said: “I see that there are no objections from neighbours, so I have no objection to it.”

The application is an amended design following a previous plan.

The plans will now be determined by the district council.

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TREE PLANTING: A tree to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be planted in Budleigh Salterton after £500 was pledged by the Lord Clinton Charitable Trust.

Mayor Dick Mitchell told councillors on Monday: “We have to decide what kind of tree do we want and where do you want it to go.”

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EXTENSIONS BACKED: An application to build a two-storey side and single-storey rear extension and decking at 9 Frewins, Budleigh Salterton, has secured the backing of town planners.

The application is a resubmission of a previous application which had been refused.

Councillor Steve Hall said: “The reasons [neighbours] objected to the previous application have now been satisfactorily addressed.”

The plans will now be determined by the district council.

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MAP GOES UP: A laminated map showing all the public amenities in Budleigh Salterton – including car parks, the tourist information centre, public toilets, the library, museum and churches – has now been erected on the side of the Public Hall.

The map, which was first mooted last year, was originally due to have been in place last summer outside Rolle Flats, in the High Street, close to where coaches drop off passengers.

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OFFICE CHANGE: An application to convert a room to the rear of Whitton & Laing estate agents at 47 High Street into a one-bedroom flat has been backed by town councillors.

Councillor Tom Wright said: “I support this application. It will provide yet another low-cost unit in the centre of the town.”

The plans will now be considered by district planners.

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MUSIC FESTIVAL: Friends of the Budleigh Music Festival were entertained by young soloists and a chamber choir from St Margaret’s School in Exeter at a soirée held at Budleigh Salterton’s Public Hall.

Charlie Sheppard-Vine, who played two clarinet solos, has been accepted at the Glasgow School of Music and will take up his place later this year.

His fellow musicians will continue their studies under the guidance of the school’s Head of Music Mrs Mary Lowles.

Festival Friends were very appreciative of the high quality of performance by such young musicians.

The Budleigh Music Festival begins its season this year on Friday, July 13, with music by Dvorak and Mozart.

Tickets are now available to purchase from Budleigh tourist information centre.

For more details please visit the festival website at www.budleigh-festival.org.uk

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