Post: Community engagement East Devon District Council Knowle SIDMOUTH EX10 8HL

Where comments have been received that raise issues needing further consideration, additional evidence will be collected and research conducted.

Work is underway on the building the new community of Cranbrook, with outline planning permission (subject to a section 106 agreement) for 2,900 homes. 

The George - a delightful pub & restaurant in a historic building dating back from 1300 The White Horse - a traditional country pub

One of the surviving Kent windmills, the Union Mill, was built for Henry Dobell in 1814. After Dobell went bankrupt in 1819, the mill was run by a union of creditors until 1832. The Russell family ran it for the next 128 years, when it was sold to Kent County Council, who have restored it. The mill is kept in working order to this day. It stands ¼ mile (400 m) southeast of the church.[4]

Cranbrook Town Band, founded in the 1920s, is a British-style brass band, which performs regular concerts in the Queen's Hall, St Dunstan's Church and around Kent.

Cranbrook had a number of watermills and windmills over the centuries. There were about seventeen watermills around Cranbrook, all on tributaries of the River Beult.

Cranbrook is in the Broadclyst ward of East Devon.

 If you are looking for information about buying a home at Cranbrook

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm

The second phase will include a second primary school and a secondary school.[3]

Cranbrook is a small town in Kent in South East England which was granted a charter in 1290 by Archbishop Peckham, allowing it to hold a market in the high street. Located on the Maidstone to Hastings road, it is five miles north of Hawkhurst. The smaller settlements of Swattenden, Colliers Green and Hartley lie within the parish. Baker's Cross is on the outskirts of the town.

Look out for the plaques on the buildings of historical interest, and a visit is not complete without a look at St Dunstan’s clock, which was a prototype for London’s Big Ben and a visit to Cranbrook’s famous Union Windmill. Cranbrook Museum is also worth a stop (closed in winter), and visitors will enjoy a pleasant stroll down Stone Street and the High Street which has a great selection of shops.

The development of a free standing new settlement has not been attempted in Devon since the Middle Ages.

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13 June to 25 July: consultation on Cranbrook Issues and Options Report

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The vision and challenge for Cranbrook is to create an attractive and vibrant town which combines the rich urban fabric of an historic Devon market town with the needs of a 21st century lifestyle. To create a town which responds to its setting and landscape and can be said to be "of Devon".

Also with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency's Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund, the Growth Point, New Community Partners, E.ON and St.Modwen (one of the joint venture partners for Skypark), a Combined Heat and Power (CHP), District Heating Scheme has been designed and is currently under construction.  This single energy centre will serve both Cranbrook and SKypark and could be powered by a biomass fuel.

Late Spring 2017: Submission Cranbrook Development Plan Document considered by Development Management Committee, East Devon District Council. 

Winter 2016: Cranbrook Preferred Options report considered by Development Management Committee at East Devon District Council. 

Cranbrook School Waterloo Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JD.

Planning Authority: East Devon District Council

Starting with a blank sheet of paper and 405.24 acres of land, the potential was limited only by our ambition. Cranbrook offers you a unique chance to enjoy and shape a genuinely special community.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate).[12]


We are currently analysing the consultation responses. Thank you if you took part and sent us your comments. We will publish a summary of the results from the formal questionnaire when we have them.

Cranbrook Football Club seniors play on Saturday afternoons in the East Sussex Football League. Their home ground is at Angley School, Cranbrook. The juniors play in the Weald Friendly League and Crowborough Junior League. Home matches are played on the Ball Field, Cranbrook on Sunday mornings. Age groups are Under 9s, 10s, 11s and 13s.

Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council is dedicated to preserving its remarkable legacy by fostering an environment in which farming, education and tourism can continue to thrive and benefit local businesses and services.

During the 19th century, a group of artists known as the "Cranbrook Colony" were located here. The Colony artists tended to paint scenes of domestic life in rural Kent – cooking and washing, children playing, and other family activities.

Visit Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells where everyone can have a special day. Visit website

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Also see Sissinghurst, Benenden and Biddenden places to eat and drink.

Colliers Green Primary School is also within Cranbrook parish, to the north-west of the town.

There is a 3D model of Cranbrook New Community available online, to view it click here.

Our aim is to build Cranbrook to the highest code for sustainable homes we can and by doing so become a trail blazer for low carbon mass open market housing developments.

Cranbrook is unique in the state sector. We are very proud to be the ONLY state grammar school in the country that is 13+, co-educational and caters for both day and boarding students. We succeed in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each pupil.

The attractive market town of Cranbrook and the nearby pretty village of Sissinghurst form the nucleus of a vibrant and diverse community bounded by ancient woods and forests and enclosing rich farmland.

Church Gates (B&B) Cloth Hall Oast (B&B) The George Hotel (3*) Gertie's Cottage (self-catering) The White Horse (pub) Sissinghurst Castle Farmhouse (B&B) Pullington Barn (B&B)

Queen's Hall Theatre, part of Cranbrook School, sponsors many theatre groups, including the Cambridge Footlights and Cranbrook Opera and Dramatic Society (CODS). The Showtimers pantomime group produces an annual show.

Our target is to deliver a high proportion of affordable housing across the whole development, assisted by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, with an integrated mix of housing throughout the site. We also recognise the need for key social and community infrastructure to be available to the new residents as early in the development as possible.