Plans to divide Seaton Police Station submitted

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 21 May 2018

Seaton Police Station, Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Seaton Police Station, Picture: CHRIS CARSON


Part of Seaton’s police station could be returned to residential use if plans are given the green light.

If approved, a change-of-use application would see number 76 and 78 Queen Street ‘split’, with the former turned into a house and the latter retained by police.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary own number 76 and lease number 78.

The application said: “Devon and Cornwall Police are looking to dispose of this asset [number 76] whilst retaining a police presence in Seaton from the accommodation at 78.”

The scheme also proposes a flat-roofed extension to the rear be removed to make way for a garden, returning the property to its original appearance.

The closure of Seaton Police Station was announced in October 2015 - it was one of 34 across Devon and Cornwall being shut to help the force make savings of up to £29million.

However, in 2017, it was announced the station would stay put but be divided.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Midweek Herald