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District heating networks consultation

District heating networks consultation

A local development order (LDO) is being proposed for district heating networks in the area to the east of Exeter, in and around the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone. The LDO is a way for East Devon District Council, as the Local Planning Authority, to put in...

East Devon full fibre ultrafast broadband rollout confirmed

East Devon full fibre ultrafast broadband rollout confirmed

Jurassic Fibre, a local full fibre ultrafast broadband provider, today announced its commercial launch following a successful test phase near Exeter, with speeds of up to 1Gbps being offered. Jurassic Fibre is now rolling out its services across East Devon. In the...

Work begins on new net zero carbon building at Exeter Science Park

Work begins on new net zero carbon building at Exeter Science Park

Work on the new Ada Lovelace Building at Exeter Science Park has started. The 20,000 square foot laboratory space and speculative office will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted...

Park and change site for clean growth in East Devon

Park and change site for clean growth in East Devon

On Wednesday 11 November, Devon County Council’s Cabinet approved the construction of a £2.2 million scheme near Exeter Science Park, located in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone. The site is designed to relieve traffic congestion on the A30 Honiton Road and...

Zone secures new simplified planning lead

Zone secures new simplified planning lead

East Devon District Council has appointed Frances Wadsley as Simplified Planning Project Manager for the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.    Frances will bring forward Local Development Orders (LDOs) on four key sites in the Enterprise Zone: Exeter Science Park,...

Major UK Telecommunications Company Launches

Major UK Telecommunications Company Launches

A major new UK telecommunications company bringing ultrafast full fibre optic broadband to towns and rural communities in the South West of England has launched. Based in Exeter, Jurassic Fibre will be rolling out the network in the South West over the next five...

Nurturing tech talent for future careers in Enterprise Zone

Nurturing tech talent for future careers in Enterprise Zone

East Devon's future tech starts were out in force as they learned about careers in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) Today, schools from around East Devon attended The Big Bang Fair South West 2019 at Westpoint Arena Exeter, hosted by CSW Group. The Big...

Enterprise Zone companies at forefront of Big Bang South West 2019

Enterprise Zone companies at forefront of Big Bang South West 2019

Two leading lights from Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone have announced their sponsorship of The Big Bang Fair South West 2019. Taking place on Tuesday, June 25th 2019 at Westpoint Arena, the Big Bang Fair is a national programme that celebrates and promotes...

Devon and East Devon Councils support development of new Exeter Airpark

Devon and East Devon Councils support development of new Exeter Airpark

Improvements to Long Lane near Exeter Airport have been backed by Devon County Council and East Devon District Council to unlock new employment land. The scheme to improve 1.25 km of Long Lane will bring forward development in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone...

£1.1m Enterprise Zone investment in Exeter Science Park

£1.1m Enterprise Zone investment in Exeter Science Park

East Devon District Council have agreed a £1.1m investment in a new building at Exeter Science Park which will create 158 high value jobs and boost the local economy. In January 2019, East Devon District Council’s Cabinet agreed to invest £1.1m in the development of a...