Skip to content

Postcard from Devon > write to the Housing Minister

  • by J.W.

In April, Housing Minister Kit Malthouse addressed a meeting in Devon put together by the Campaign to Protect Rural England:

Futures Forum: “Devon’s New Housing Need – A Government and Local Authority Perspective” > Housing Minister addresses CPRE seminar in Exeter > full report

Devon’s New Housing Need seminar


And last month, he announced plans for ‘garden communities’:

Plans for a new ‘village green’ for Exeter – plus 400 homes

“Garden Communities” for Exeter


The CPRE is now urging the Minister to make sure we get development which is appropriate to the county:


A Postcard from Devon Campaign. June 2019

Please support our new campaign ‘Greetings from Glorious Devon’ postcards, highlighting the threat to our beautiful countryside and tourism from inappropriate development. The postcards, addressed to the current Housing & Planning Minister, Mr Kit Malthouse MP, and left blank for you to complete with your thoughts to him, are available from us. Please contact us for your postcard to send to Mr Malthouse and support our campaign for the right homes, in the right place and save Devon’s special, unique and valuable countryside.


A Postcard from Devon Campaign. June 2019


The Herald reports:


Are you concerned about large scale developments in Devon? Then join the postcard campaign



All encouraged to join ‘Postcard from Devon’ campaign. Picture: Campaign to Protect Rural England

Are you concerned about the detrimental impact large-scale housing developments could have cross Devon?

Then you can join a rallying call to send a strong message to the Housing and Planning Minister – by posting him a specially-designed postcard.

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging residents to support the launch of its ‘Postcard from Devon’ campaign. CPRE Devon is urging people to mail MP Kit Malthouse greetings from ‘glorious’ Devon, illustrated by photos of bulldozers digging up precious countryside.

The idea has already received a phenomenal response on social media since being posted on the charity’s Facebook page last week.

It comes mere weeks after announcement was made by the Government, revealing it would be investing £750,000 to help pay for the planning of 20,000 new homes, in garden communities, across Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge.

It also follows Mr Malthouse’s recent visit to Exeter, at the invitation of CPRE Devon.

Are you concerned about large scale developments in Devon? Then join the postcard campaign