Seaton nature plan approved

PUBLISHED: 15:51 19 May 2010 | UPDATED: 01:14 16 June 2010

Plans to extend the cemetery in Seaton and develop a nature reserve have been approved by East Devon District Council.

Plans to extend the cemetery in Seaton and develop a nature reserve have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The application was seeking permission for formal public access to the nature reserve at Blackhole Marsh via an existing track, an extension to Seaton Cemetery (to include a change of use of the field), construction of a car park, two hides, within the existing reserve area, excavation of a reed bed and pond within the north western section of the site, access paths and tracks to hides, and the creation of a hedge bank to screen the lagoon from the path crossing the site. Various other works are proposed including piping from the reedbed to the Stafford Brook which flows through the northern section of the reserve and then into the Axe.

Among the conditions were provisions to ensure adequate facilities for traffic, to ensure the preservation and enhancement of the area and to ensure any archaeological finds are properly recorded.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

More than 200,000 people lined the streets of Devon and an extra £4m of spending was generated when the Tour of Britain rolled through the county last month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Results of Parish History Society’s reearch to go on show at the parish church

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more

The parents of a Cranbrook schoolboy who died from flu in January this year are calling on mums and dads to vaccinate their children.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

Healthy eating charity HALFF will help parents and carers prepare tasty and nutritious meals for families

Read more
Fri, 17:00

Court hears how around half a kilo of heroin and cocaine were driven into East Devon

Read more
Fri, 15:01

Societry members see some ‘sacred cow challenging’ moments

Read more
Fri, 10:30

Greggs could open a new store in Honiton as early as next year, the Herald can report.

Read more
Fri, 07:01

Special production will celebrate the South Wessex Organ Society’s first anniversary

Read more
Thu, 17:00

A pair of care homes close to Honiton have been rated ‘good’ by the UK’s health watchdog.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications